United States Air force combat crew on duty at Minuteman Missile control center in Montana,United States
Montana United States USA Date:1964 Duration:7 min 21 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Air Force staff car driving along a road at the Minuteman Missile complex of the 341st Strategic Missile Wing, near Great Falls, Montana. In the back seat are Captain Kenneth Atkins, a combat crew commander and his deputy, Lieutenant Jim Highland. View of desolate landscape from the passing car. The car stops at a fenced area where guards confirm their identifications. Inside a building the men are issued .38 caliber revolvers and ammunition. An authentication code is given over the phone by the guard, who then promptly burns a stub of paper on which it is written. The combat crew enters the complex through an alarmed door and takes an elevator down to the lower level. View up the shaft of the elevator descending. They exit and stand as the silo blast door is opened from within, and then enter the vault-like control room. Colonel Rex Dowtin, Commander of the 341st Wing, listens as one of his combat crews gives him their certification briefing. Combat crew members Atkins and Highland are seen in their silo control capsule, where they look over the latest message traffic. Views of SAC (Strategic Air Command) message recording systems and internal capsule controls. A double padlocked red box containing secret missile launch codes. Pre-recorded voice reporting the status of all missiles under the crews control. Sound of voice reporting on various selected channels. Views outside the silo, with some snow on the ground. View of a missile nose. Panning views of the capsule, showing the crew member bunks, among other things.
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