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Title: Missile bases, design and construction problems
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Huntsville Division
Turnbull, Willard Jay, 1903-
Hendron, Alfred Joseph
Keywords: Missile bases
Intercontinental ballistic missiles
Missile silos
Underground construction
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; S-68-27
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: This paper describes the difficulties and problems in connection with design and construction of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Bases. The problems arose primarily because of (1.) the crash nature of the program; (2.) the widespread extent areally of facilities in a given missile complex, which resulted in varied geological and water-table conditions; and (3.) nonsite adaptation of general plans and specifications for a complex to individual facility sites in the complex. In spite of harassing design and construction problems which affected the timeliness and cost of construction, all missile complexes were successfully constructed, which involved 850 individual facilities. NOTE: This file is very large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
Gov't Doc #: Miscellaneous Paper S-68-27
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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