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Inspired the events in Cold War, the Titan Missile Museum are a place where the unfired atomic bombs are exhibited. During the war, 52 Titan II nuclear installation plants were made in the United States. And by international treaty, all of those except one in Arizona, was closed.

The Titan Missile Museum was approved by the Soviets to convert into a national historical landmark in 1982. A trip to the place starts with an introductory video about the hard work exerted by the missileers in order to keep the place running. A slow, old-fashioned elevator is still working ready to assist anyone on-tour who needs help.

The tour starts at the top of the building. Visitors are warned with the sign ?Watch for Rattlesnakes?. The tour guide basically talks about nitrogen tetroxide propellant tanks as well as fuel consumption, basically an army thing.

When the war was over, Titan II was returned to its silo. From the surface of the museum, tourists can see the tinted Plexiglass covering the hatch of the silo. To get a closer look, one has to descend 55 steps, only with the permission of the tour guide.

But the silos are the not scariest part of the museum. What is more amazing are the equipments used during the actual war. Inside the launch room are punch-tape reader, analog dials, push buttons, and bulky steel handles. One can only imagine how these primitive equipments are used to send out messages 9,000 miles away.
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