1958 ... Regulus II


4 comments:

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Fantastic!

Love the atomic ads/images.

Dad worked on Top Secret nuclear/atomic sub stuff. It was so Top Secret, I never once got to see his office in the high-security place he worked at!

Autumnforest said...

Yeah, that's ingenuity...of a kind. Chilling, huh? They make it seem rather sexy.

Pat Flannery said...

With a length of 57.5 feet, those must be two pretty short city buses they are comparing it to. ;-)
Although you can't see the number on its sail, that appears to be the SSGN Halibut that's launching it.
The bow hanger for the missile was later turned into a workspace for intelligence gathering operations with UUVs, and it was Halibut that found the sunk "Golf" class Soviet missile submarine that the CIA tried to raise using the Glomar Explorer.

Tor Hershman said...

Atomic rocket age