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Pikeville, North Carolina: Church Cruise Missile

A 40-foot-long 1950s cruise missile that once carried a nuclear warhead now sits in the parking lot of a church. Foes of the faithful, ka-blam!

Big Daddy's Rd, Pikeville, NC
Five miles east of town, on the north side of Hwy 1534/Big Daddy's Rd, in the parking lot of the Blended Fellowship Church.
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TM-61C Matador missile.

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An obsolete winged missile sits in the parking lot of a former airport (Big Daddy's Airport). It used to be painted red and served as signage for the first location of the Big Daddy's restaurant chain.

[Jody High, 08/09/2016]

It's a TM-61C Matador, a 40-foot-long 1950s cruise missile that carried a nuclear warhead.

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