Navaho mobile launcher
Navaho mobile launcher Zoom

It is 1957 or 1958, and we are standing just south of Complex 10's launch area. In front of us, we see the Navaho mobile launcher. It was manufactured by Food Machinery Corp. Although it was used for tests and exercises with Navaho missiles, it was never used at the Cape to launch a Navaho.

The Navaho would be erected at the left side of the launcher; the rounded rectangular opening at the bottom is an exhaust vent. On the top right of the launcher are umbilicals for fuel and electrical. Just to the right of the launcher is a set of portable stairs - these were used along with ladders to service the vehicle on the launcher.

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U.S. Air Force/National Archives photo; provided by Pierre Trichet.
Mobile launcher information from The Navaho Missile Project
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