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Missile, Surface-to-Surface, Minuteman III, LGM-30G

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
Washington, DC, United States

This a training version of the Minuteman III intercontinental-range ballistic missile, deployed since 1970 by the U.S. Air Force. A three-stage, solid-fuel missile, Minuteman IIIs until recently carried up to three independently targeted Mk 12A nuclear warheads a maximum distance of 13,000 km (8,000 miles). They now carry a single nuclear warhead pursuant to arms control agreements between the United States and Russia. Made by Boeing, this missile was donated by the U.S. Air Force.

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