MINUTEMAN ERCS

 

EMERGENCY ROCKET COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

 

 

HOME OF THE 32nd COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON

SCRIBNER  AB

HOOPER, NEBRASKA

 

1st AEROSPACE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

OFFUTT  AFB

ON 11 JULY 1963 SAC ACCEPTED AND DECLARED OPERATIONAL THREE BLUE SCOUT JUNIOR LAUNCH SITES AT WISNER, WEST POINT AND TEKAMAH, NEBRASKATHESE ROCKETS CARRIED A UHF RECORDER WITH A PRERECORDED MESSAGE TO BE TRANSMITTED TO ALL UNITS WITHIN LINE OF SITE OF THE APOGEE OF THE ROCKET'S FLIGHT.  THIS WAS ANOTHER METHOD FOR ENSURING RELIABLE COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS.

 

MINUTEMAN EMERGENCY ROCKET COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM REPLACED BLUE SCOUT JUNIOR

ON 10 OCTOBER 1967 THE FIRST EMERGENCY ROCKET COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM (ERCS) INSTALLED ON A MINUTEMAN II ICBM WAS OPERATIONAL AT WHITEMAN AFB, MISSOURI.   ON 1 DECEMBER 1967, THE BLUE SCOUT JUNIOR (ERCS) SITES IN NEBRASKA WERE INACTIVATED

 

WEST POINT, NEBRASKA

SITE A-2

ROCKET ERECTOR-LAUNCHER

 

ROCKET ERECTOR-LAUNCHER

 

ROCKET ERECTOR-LAUNCHER

 

THESE BLUE SCOUT JUNIOR 279L PHOTOS TAKEN AT

SITE A-1

WISNER, NEBRASKA

PHOTOS TAKEN AUGUST 1965

NOTEGUARD SHACK ON MAN MADE HILL

 

LAUNCH CONTROL VAN IN BACKGROUND

NOTESUPPORT TRAILER IN WHITE

 

PHOTO TAKEN FROM GUARD SHACK OVERLOOKING LAUNCH CONTROL VAN AND SUPPORT TRAILER

NOTEMAIN GATE IN BACKGROUND

 

LAUNCH CONTROL VAN

 

CLOSE UP OF LAUNCH CONTROL VAN AND SUPPORT TRAILER

 

PHOTOS TAKEN  MAY 1966

OVERLOOKING ROCKET ERECTOR-LAUNCHER

 

ROCKET ERECTOR-LAUNCHER

 

THIS MISSILE WAS IN STORAGE FROM 1964-1966

DURING THE 279L PROGRAM

 

PHOTOS TAKEN AT THE SAC MUSEUM IN JUNE 1970

 

 

 

THIS PHOTO TAKEN JUNE 1978

 

MANY THANKS TO PHIL MOORE FOR THESE VERY INFORMATIVE PHOTOGRAPHS

 

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