Mutual Assured Destruction (M.A.D.) is a doctrine of military strategy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by two opposing sides would effectively result in the destruction of both the attacker and the defender. This is a photograph of the first stage rocket engine of the the Titan 2 Missile.

Location: The Titan Missile Museum, also known as Air Force Facility Missile Site 8 or as Titan II ICBM Site 571-7, is a former ICBM missile site located at 1580 West Duval Mine Road, Sahuarita, Arizona. It is located about 15 miles south of Tucson. It is now a museum run by the nonprofit Arizona Aerospace Foundation which includes a Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile still in its silo as well as the original launch facilities.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1994.


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  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 4 years ago

    This is an interesting and cool image! I love the colour changes along the lines and how you have composed this. If you scroll up and down fast it is pretty trippy too….kind of like it is alive and breathing! Great shot :)

  • haha this totally does it too! i always enjoy reading your comments :)

    – bron stadheim

  • Erika Gouws
    Erika Gouwsover 4 years ago

    So cool!

  • thanks again for all of your kind comments Erika they make me happy :)

    – bron stadheim

  • Jo Conlon
    Jo Conlonabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant – wish this photo was enourmous, I’d love a closer look o_O

  • Thanks Jo, It was really cool to see the jet engine in person. :)

    – bron stadheim

  • Michele Meister
    Michele Meisterover 3 years ago

    this is such a beautiful image…. and than you read the text and BOOOOM , it changes everything !

  • thanks for the lovely comment, the site is really incredible if you ever get to Tucson, AZ you should check it out.

    – bron stadheim

  • Tiznar
    Tiznarabout 3 years ago

    Hmmm….really is quite beautiful, isn’t it. Nice to know we would go poof in style…
    the center is a bit like a small view of the Mayan calendar.
    Great shot!

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