March 24, 2010
The Titan II Missile program was a Cold War weapons system featuring fifty-four launch complexes located in three states. Each complex was capable of delivering a nine-megaton nuclear warhead 5,500 miles away. Construction began in 1961 on the first of eighteen complexes located in five Arkansas counties (Faulkner, Conway, White, Van Buren, and Cleburne). A convoy is shown here departing the Little Rock Air Force Base in Pulaski County, taking a Titan II Missile frame to one of those eighteen silos.