Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Titan 1 Launch Complex



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Location: 210-260 Graham Dr, Union City, TN
County: Obion
Coordinates: N 36° 26.212    W 089° 4.238
  36.43686666    -89.07063333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Titan 1 Launch Complex


Fifty Four Titan I's were divided into six squadrons during their deployment. Each squadron was made up of three launch complexes, and each complex housed three missiles in hardened silos.

The entire launch complex was buried deep underground, and all the facilities witching it were connected by 2,500 feet of steel passageways that were forty feet deep in the ground.

Once the launch sequence was initiated, one of the three Titan I missiles located at the complex was fueled in its silo, carried to the surface by an elevator, and then launched.