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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico

 
Clickable Map of Bernalillo County, New Mexico and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Bernalillo County, NM (135) Cibola County, NM (32) Sandoval County, NM (27) Santa Fe County, NM (154) Torrance County, NM (14) Valencia County, NM (8)  BernalilloCounty(135) Bernalillo County (135)  CibolaCounty(32) Cibola County (32)  SandovalCounty(27) Sandoval County (27)  SantaFeCounty(154) Santa Fe County (154)  TorranceCounty(14) Torrance County (14)  ValenciaCounty(8) Valencia County (8)
Albuquerque is the county seat for Bernalillo County
Albuquerque is in Bernalillo County
      Bernalillo County (135)  
ADJACENT TO BERNALILLO COUNTY
      Cibola County (32)  
      Sandoval County (27)  
      Santa Fe County (154)  
      Torrance County (14)  
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1New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — 280 mm Atomic Cannon
The 280MM Atomic Cannon was the largest nuclear capable mobile artillery piece manufactured by the United States. On May 25, 1953, a 280 mm cannon fired an atomic projectile a distance of 7 miles at the Nevada Test Site. Twenty 280mm cannons . . . Map (db m181278) HM
2New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — B-29 Superfortress
Designed in 1940 by The Boeing Company, the first B-29 made its maiden flight on Sept. 21, 1942. In December 1943, U.S. Army Air Forces leadership committed the Superfortress to Asia. Its great range made it particularly suited for the . . . Map (db m181093) HM
3New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — B-47E Stratojet
Design The B-47 Stratojet was a long-range, six-engine, jet-powered strategic bomber designed to fly at high subsonic speeds and at high altitudes to avoid enemy interception. The B-47's mission was primarily to deliver nuclear ordnance . . . Map (db m181467) HM
4New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — B-52 Stratofortress
The B-52 is the longest serving strategic aircraft in the United States Air Force. Since the mid-1950s B-52 crews stood ready to deliver nuclear warheads, flying from bases in the United States. Until the late 1960s, aircraft equipped with live . . . Map (db m181309) HM
5New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — B-52B Stratofortress 52-0013
Designed by the Boeing Company, the first flight of the B model was made on January 25, 1955. Of the first thirteen B-52s delivered to the United States Air Force, ten were B models. The B model was outwardly identical to the A model, but had . . . Map (db m181310) HM
6New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — B-58 Hustler Pod
This is a combination fuel and weapons pod developed for use on the B-58 Hustler airplane. The pod provided a means to deliver a thermonuclear weapon and carry extra fuel. The pod, which is attached to the B-58 Hustler, is depicted in the . . . Map (db m181307) HM
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7New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — Bomarc
A land-based surface-to-air nuclear missile powered by two ramjets, BOMARC was designed to intercept and destroy bombers up to 250 miles away.Map (db m181363) HM
8New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — F-105D Thunderchief
F-105D Thunderchief In 1951, Republic Aviation Corporation began a project to develop a supersonic tactical fighter-bomber for the United States Air Force. The result was the Republic F-105 Thunderchief. Nicknamed "Thud", the aircraft was . . . Map (db m181232) HM
9New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — Hound Dog
The Hound Dog was an air-launched supersonic nuclear missile designed to destroy heavily defended ground targets. Specially modified B-52 bombers carried two Hound Dogs, one beneath each wing. Typically a Hound Dog would be launched at 45,000 . . . Map (db m181313) HM
10New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — Jupiter
The Jupiter Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM), in service from 1960 to 1963, was an important link between early short-range rockets and later weapons that could reach any point on Earth. Its development began in 1956 as a joint U.S. . . . Map (db m181410) HM
11New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — LGM-118A Peacekeeper
The Peacekeeper served as the United States Air Force's most powerful, accurate, and technologically advanced Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) deterrent. Conceived to replace the Minuteman ICMS, its development began in the early 1970s . . . Map (db m181408) HM
12New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — Mace
The Mace was an early cruise missile, subsonic and turbojet powered. Its Automatic Terrain Recognition and Navigation guidance system corrected any deviation from the programmed route.Map (db m181362) HM
13New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — Matador
The Matador was the first guided missile ever deployed by the United States Air Force. This surface-to-surface missile was capable of carrying a conventional or nuclear warhead. Development began in 1945 and the first Matador unit was deployed . . . Map (db m181364) HM
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14New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 “Fishbed”
Our MiG-21 S/N 13-2313, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21, single seat, single engine supersonic jet fighter and interceptor aircraft was designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. It entered service in 1960. The insignia is . . . Map (db m181185) HM
15New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — Minuteman
Three-stage solid-propellant rocket engines launched Minuteman from hardened underground silos. The Minuteman reentry vehicle (RV-5) containing a single nuclear warhead would be all that survived reentry into the atmosphere to continue to its . . . Map (db m181424) HM
16New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — Mk17 Thermonuclear Weapon
The Mark 17 was the largest nuclear bomb deployed by the United States. It was one of the first thermonuclear weapons stockpiled. When the bomb shape was test-dropped, the plane would soar upwards a couple hundred feet. The pilots said it was as . . . Map (db m181342) HM
17New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — Mk53 Thermonuclear Weapon
The Mk53 thermonuclear weapon had an airburst, contact burst, and "laydown" (delayed action detonation) capability. The Mk53 was equipped with 5 parachutes; one 5 ft. pilot chute, one 16 ft. chute and three 48 ft. chutes. If free-fall delivery . . . Map (db m181314) HM
18New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — New Mexico Air Guard, "The Tacos"
New Mexico Air Guard, "The Tacos" The New Mexico Air Guard was activated on July 7th 1947 as the 188th Fighter Bomber Squadron. In 1948 the 188th's mission changed from fighter bomber to fighter interceptor. In 1957, the unit was . . . Map (db m181182) HM
19New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — Polaris A-3
The Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) system of the U.S Navy includes both the nuclear-powered submarine and its missiles. Each of 16 Polaris A-3 missiles could be launched in as many minutes either while the sub was surfaced or submerged. A . . . Map (db m181427) HM
20New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — Silverplate and Saddletree Bombers
Silverplate was the code word for the aircraft modification project for the B-29 Superfortress bomber to enable it to carry atomic bombs. Silverplate B-29s had their bomb bays modified. The gun turrets and most of the aircraft's armor . . . Map (db m181180) HM
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21New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — Snark
The Snark was the only intercontinental cruise missile deployed. It carried a nuclear warhead and was controlled by an internal celestial guidance system. The first operational Snark unit was activated by the United States Air Force Strategic Air . . . Map (db m181346) HM
22New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — TA-7C Corsair II
Built by Ling-Temco-Vought Corporation and based on the F-8 Crusader fighter, the A-7 was a single seat United States Navy attack aircraft introduced in February, 1967. The A-7 was powered by a single turbofan engine with no afterburner. Outboard . . . Map (db m181183) HM
23New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — Terrier
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24New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — The 100 Foot Tower
The 100 Foot Tower Kenneth T. Bainbridge, Director of the Trinity Project, contracted with the Blaw-Knox Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to manufacture the steel tower to Bainbridge's specifications. It was then shipped in sections . . . Map (db m148717) HM
25New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — Thor
The SM-75/PGM-17A Thor intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) was the product of the early Cold War race to deploy nuclear armed missiles before the Soviet Union. The Thor Missile was designed to be an interim nuclear deterrent while the . . . Map (db m181411) HM
26New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — Titan II ICBM
The Titan II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) was the largest silo based missile produced by the United States. These liquid fueled missiles were on around the clock operational status during the Cold War. The Titan II had . . . Map (db m181409) HM
27New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — Trinity Test
Trinity Test Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon. It was conducted by the United States Army at 5:29 am on Monday, July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project. The test was conducted in the Jornada del . . . Map (db m181267) HM
28New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, Kirtland Air Force Base — USS James K. Polk
USS James K. Polk (SSBN-645/SSN-645) The USS James K. Polk (SSBN-645) was a Benjamin Franklin class fleet ballistic missile submarine. She was built by the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics. She served from 1965 to 1999. The James . . . Map (db m181469) HM
29New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Kirtland Air Force Base — "Hercules Way"
Dedicated 2 April 1987 In Memory of the Crew of King 11 Lt Col Stephen J. Tullis Capt David S. Miller · Capt William L. Stogsdill TSgt John R. McGee · TSgt Antonio C. Medina SSgt Michael D. Perron · SSgt Robert W. Kimbrell · SSgt Johnny . . . Map (db m81240) HM
30New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Kirtland Air Force Base — Rescue Memorial Park
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31New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Kirtland Air Force Base — Taco Park
Dedicated to the Memory of Lt Col "CATO" Williams "Sierra Hotel" Fighter Pilot 1967-1992 188th Fighter Squadron "The Tacos" New Mexico Air National GuardMap (db m81241) WM
 
 
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Feb. 6, 2023