Atomic Annie

Atomic Annie
Field Artillery Museum
238 NW Randolph Rd
Fort Sill
,
OK
73503
Phone: 580-442-5123

Atomic Annie has been on the grounds of the Fort Sill National Historic Landmark & Museum since 1964. It was produced in 1953 as a set of 20 M65 guns designed to fire 280mm nuclear shells up to 20 miles away. This technology was created before missiles and rockets were available as a way to launch nuclear weapons. Atomic Annie was a direct result of the government's race for technological advancement during the Cold War. Two of the twenty guns were taken for testing at the Frenchman Flat site in Nevada, including Atomic Annie. It was the only one tested and fired a 15-kiloton projectile as part of the assessment. The gun was nicknamed Atomic Annie for the damage it could do. Atomic Annie now sits as part of the displays in Artillery Park.

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Amenities
General Information: Free admission
Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-44
Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)
Hours
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bus tours should give a two or three week advanced notice prior to their arrival.
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Located in Artillery Park next to the field artillery museum.