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A missile defense contractor has presented a large painting of missile history to Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 7-by-14 foot mural was painted by TRW employee and accomplished missile-painting artist Phillip J. Weisgerber.

The museum's first mural, the oil painting illustrates the development of U.S. ballistic missiles from the simple rockets of the 1930s, to Germany's World War II V-1 and V-2 rockets, to the United States' early Atlas, Thor, and Titan intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), to today's Minuteman and Peacekeeper ICBMs.

According to Lt. Gen. Marc C. Reynolds, USAF, (Ret), chairperson of the Air Force Heritage Foundation of Utah, the missile art "will be a prominent exhibit in the new missile annex being planned for construction in the next few years.''

The museum's missile collection includes a World War II German rocket, a Titan reentry nose cone, a Minuteman, and a first-stage Peacekeeper. Altogether, the museum has more than 60 military aircraft and missiles.

[06/07/1998]

Hill Air Force Base

Address:
7961 Wardleigh Rd, Hill AFB, UT
Directions:
Hill Air Force Base, Building 1955.
Hours:
Gates open M-Sa 9-4:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
801-777-6868
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