Friday, September 14, 2012
Quebec-01 Missile Alert Facility
It's not a filmable location yet, but that might change in the next year or so. The US Air Force is considering donating the Quebec-01 Missile Alert Facility to WY State Parks, which means this could become a fee-free location. And given the fact that it's only 25 minutes north of Cheyenne, Quebec-01 has no problem with accessibility. And don't worry. Since it's declassified technology, the FBI won't come knocking on your door for looking at the pics.
Designated Q-01 Missile Alert Facility of the 400th Strategic Missile Squadron at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, the facility was built in October of 1962. It was selected for it relatively low population density, availability of land and proximity to the Soviet Union. For over a decade, the MM1 missiles of FEW remained operational and on continuous alert until replacement by the Minuteman III system, which FEW completed in January 1975. The facility was modified to house 50 Peacekeeper missiles, which became operational in 1988, and remained so until deactivation under the Bush administration in 2005.
Quebec-1 consists of several above-ground structures, an access/elevator shaft, command capsule, machine room, and underground corridors and blast doors. Click through to see the full Facebook album, or just check out the highlights below.