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Davis-Monthan AFB
Titan 2 ICBM base. Davis-Monthan, a US military base since 1925, was selected in 1960 as the headquarters for a Titan 2 ICBM wing (the 570th). By the end of 1962 18 silos had been built, at the cost of five lives and many injuries. The missiles remained on alert in their silos for nearly twenty years, until the decision was taken to retire them in October 1981. The missiles were removed for refurbishment and use as space launchers. The silos were demolished with explosives beginning 30 November 1983. One silo was preserved as the Titan Missile Museum.

Location: Arizona. Longitude: -110.9267 deg. Latitude: 32.2236 deg.

For a brief period in the mid-1980's between the start of production and its elimination under the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Davis-Monthan was a training facility for the BGM-109G Ground Launched Cruise Missile. Two training missiles and 27 training launch canisters at the base were destroyed in 1988 after the treaty was signed.



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Davis-Monthan AFB 570-1 Null

Davis-Monthan AFB 570-11 Null

Davis-Monthan AFB 570-12 Null

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Davis-Monthan AFB 570-8 Null

Family: ICBM Base. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Titan II. Launch Sites: Davis-Monthan AFB 570-1, Davis-Monthan AFB 570-11, Davis-Monthan AFB 570-12, Davis-Monthan AFB 570-2, Davis-Monthan AFB 570-13, Davis-Monthan AFB 570-3, Davis-Monthan AFB 570-14, Davis-Monthan AFB 570-4, Davis-Monthan AFB 570-15, Davis-Monthan AFB 570-5, Davis-Monthan AFB 570-16, Davis-Monthan AFB 570-6, Davis-Monthan AFB 570-18, Davis-Monthan AFB 570-8. Agency: USAF.

1962 January 1 - . Launch Site: Davis-Monthan AFB. Launch Complex: Davis-Monthan AFB. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan II.
  • Titan 2 390th SMW and 570th SMS (9 missiles) activated at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. - . Nation: USA.

1962 May 1 - . Launch Site: Davis-Monthan AFB. Launch Complex: Davis-Monthan AFB. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan II.
  • Titan 2 571st SMS (9 missiles) activated within the 390th SMW at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. - . Nation: USA.

1962 August 31 - . Launch Site: Davis-Monthan AFB. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan II.
  • The first Titan II (LGM-25C) operational missile was accepted by the Air Force. This missile was delivered to Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, on 11 December 1962. - .

1962 December 27 - . Launch Site: Davis-Monthan AFB. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan II.
  • The first operational Titan II (LGM-25C) missile was installed in the lead complex of the 570th Strategic Missile Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. - . This was a major milestone in the transition of the Titan II from research and development to fully operational status with the Strategic Air Command..

1963 June 8 - . Launch Site: Davis-Monthan AFB. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan II.
  • The first Titan II operational squadron, the 570th Strategic Missile Squadron, was activated at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, and assigned to SAC's 390th Strategic Missile Wing. - .

1963 June 30 - . Launch Site: Davis-Monthan AFB. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan II.
  • The first Titan II flight at Davis-Monthan AFB was turned over to SAC's 570th Strategic Missile Squadron. - .

1963 November 29 - . Launch Site: Davis-Monthan AFB. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan II.
  • All 18 Titan II launchers at Davis-Monthan AFB were operational with the turnover of the second squadron, the 571st Strategic Missile Squadron, to SAC's 390th Strategic Missile Wing. - .

1967 October 30 - . Launch Site: Davis-Monthan AFB. LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan II.
  • The last of 18 updated Titan II ICBM sites was returned to the 390th Strategic Missile Wing at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. The work was completed as part of the Project Yard Fence update program. - .


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