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US Army Missile Recovery Submarine Perry PC-3A1 - US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 34° 42.605 W 086° 39.350
16S E 531516 N 3840946
Quick Description: A US Army Missile Recovery Submarine Perry PC-3A1 on static display outside of the Main Exhibit Building at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2017 12:23:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMWXV8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member C4A
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Long Description:
Just when Blasterz (proud US Navy veterans of the Persian Gulf War) were finally feeling at home after spotting this submarine, we found it it belonged to the US ARMY!!! AUGH!

There are dozens of rockets, missiles, missile launchers, and other aircraft on static display outside of the Main Exhibit Building at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.

The waymarked Perry Submarine is located near the Skylab Mock-Up.

An interpretive sign reads as follows:

"U.S. ARMY MISSILE RECOVERY SUBMARINE PERRY PC-3A1

This tiny two-person submarine was the Army’s first submarine. It was used to locate and retrieve debris from the Atlas, Titan, and Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles that were flight tested and targeted into and near the Kwajalein Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean. By using the submarine, the Army was able to recover much more rocket debris from testing that individual SCUBA divers could recover. This PC-3A1 made more than 470 operational dives.

Contractors:
Kentron international, Inc.
Perry Submarine Builders"

Go Navy! Beat Army -
Type of vessel: Perry PC-3A1 Submarine

Hours of use: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Admission? Cost?: $18 for entry, veterans get a discount

Date: 1/1/1955

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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