MINUTEMAN III display at Peterson AFB

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MINUTEMAN III display at Peterson AFB

Postby Coraider on Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:51 pm

Finally Air Force Space Command has erected a MM III on Peterson AFB. It's on the main drag and uses the actual colors of the missiles in the field. It's the best MM display I have seen!
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Re: MINUTEMAN III display at Peterson AFB

Postby dpan on Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:51 pm

What? Does it have "Thiokol" on the side of the first stage? And did they keep the various green and white paint on the stages and PBCS? Is the RS shell bare metal?

I must've just missed it on my visit to Pete in January. I'll look for it on my next trip out there.
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Re: MINUTEMAN III display at Peterson AFB

Postby SAC Killer on Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:44 pm

I do hope the stages don't say "LOADED" on the side... :shock:
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Re: MINUTEMAN III display at Peterson AFB

Postby DaneTrain on Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:25 pm

Sweet, that's where I grew up. I'll go check it out when I see my parents down there soon.
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Re: MINUTEMAN III display at Peterson AFB

Postby Coraider on Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:57 pm

The display missile at Peterson is colored exactly the same as the birds in the silos. After the Propulsion Replacement Program (PRP), the colors are 1st stage black, 2nd stage white, and 3rd stage green. The top is titanium. There are no words printed on any of the stages.

The display is just now being completed and it looks great.
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Re: MINUTEMAN III display at Peterson AFB

Postby castlebravo on Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:17 pm

Minuteman III on display at Peterson AFB.

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Re: MINUTEMAN III display at Peterson AFB

Postby Coraider on Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:28 pm

Thanks for posting the picture! Although there are no words or logos currently on the display, Gen Kehler has indicated that he would like to see the AF Stars and Bars somewhere on the missile.
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