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Air Force Plant PJKS, Systems Integration Laboratory, Waterton Canyon Road & Colorado Highway 121, Lakewood, Jefferson County, CO



B&W Photos

HB241393
BWPhotos 317027

HB241394
BWPhotos 317028

HB241395
BWPhotos 317029

HB241396
BWPhotos 317030

HB241397
BWPhotos 317031

HB241398
BWPhotos 317032


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Location
Waterton Canyon Road & Colorado Highway 121, Lakewood vicinity, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CO-88
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N490).
Significance: The Laboratory was constructed on Air Force property adjacent to the Glenn L. Martin Company to conduct system integration evaluations for the fuel (hydrazine-based) and oxidizer (nitrogen tetroxide) supply systems of the Titan II ICBM - the largest and most powerful weapon in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during the Cold War. The hypergolic propellants that fueled the new missile ignited upon contact with each other and were storable at room temperature, thus enabling the missile to be fired instantaneously from a hardened underground silo launcher...

Subjects
Military Facilities


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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