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Langdon, North Dakota: LIM-49A Spartan Missile

5 megaton nuclear-tipped Spartan was designed to bullet up and intercept an enemy ballistic missile before it entered Earth's atmosphere and threatened US ICBM missile bases. Briefly operational in the 1970s, defanged 55-ft. tall mockup installed in 1975.

Langdon City Park

700-766 12th Ave., Langdon, ND
Langdon City Park. NW corner of 12th Ave. and 7th St.
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Spartan Missile

There is a Spartan missile in a public park in Langdon, North Dakota. This goes along with the missile defense complex pyramid located south of town, in Nekoma.

[Sumoflam, 05/24/2014]

Langdon is located near an old defensive missile complex, and this anti-ballistic missile touted a 30 second ready-to-launch time (Nothing like a little pressure to make a decision). The Safeguard program was only operational for a brief period in the 1970s.

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