UTAH CONSTRUCTION & MINING COMPANY

 

MINUTEMAN  MISSILE BASE  CONSTRUCTION

 

MALMSTROM  AFB

JUNE 1965

 

 

MALMSTROM  AFB MAY 1965

SPECIALLY DESIGNED AUGER SPINS EARTH OFF BLADES AS IT BORES 62 FOOT SHAFT THAT IS 16 FEET IN DIAMETER.  AUGER BORES SHAFT FULL FACE AND IS CAPABLE OF COMPLETING ONE OF THE GIANT HOLES IN AS LITTLE AS EIGHT HOURS IN FAVORABLE GROUND CONDITIONS.  MORE THAN HALF OF THE 50 SHAFTS REQUIRED AT THE PROJECT ARE BEING SUNK WITH AUGERS.  OTHER SHAFTS ARE SUNK BY CONVENTIONAL DRILLING AND MINING METHODS.

 

 

CRANES INSERT STEEL SILO LINER OR "CAN" INTO SHAFT

LINER IS 61 FEET IN LENGTH, 12 FEET INSIDE DIAMETER

WEIGHTS 36 TONS

MALMSTROM AFB MAY 1965

 

 

F. E. WARREN  AFB  JANUARY 1964

FINAL TOUCHES ARE PUT ON ONE OF 200 LAUNCHER SILOS

 

 

F. E. WARREN  AFB

LAUNCH FACILITY

 

 

GRAND FORKS  AFB

LAUNCH CONTROL FACILITY

 

 

GRAND FORKS  AFB

LAUNCH FACILITY

 

 

GRAND FORKS  AFB

800th LAUNCH TUBE

DECEMBER 4, 1964

 

 

GRAND FORKS  AFB JULY 30, 1964

CRANE AT RIGHT SWINGS AN EQUIPMENT ROOM LINER INTO POSITION ATOP MISSILE SILO AS CRANE AT LEFT LOWERS CONCRETE FOR ACCESS SHAFT FOOTING.

 

 

GRAND FORKS  AFB  AUGUST 1965

 

 

GRAND FORKS  AFB  SEPTEMBER 1964

 

 

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