"Delta 1 AFB exhibit" Kadoka Things to Do Tip by Skylink

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This is a schematic drawing of how the missile launch control buildings were arranged. Note some of the underground structures. In this part of South Dakota, there were Minuteman II ICBM's which carried nuclear warheads. All of them have been dismantled under a treaty with the USSR, now Russian Federation. Only one site was preserved for historical purposes under the terms of the treaty. The U.S. site is near Kadoka.

This drawing appears in the South Dakota Air and Space Museum which is near exit 67, next to the Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City. The air force base houses the squadron that operates the B-1B bomber. That bomber was designed for low altitude bombing missions but also has some stealth (low radar observability) features such as the wing blending into the fuselage. The museum is free but there is a fee if you want to tour the air base.

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2006
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