Category: Rockets & Missiles

UGM-73 Poseidon SLBM

The first US SLBM to have MIRV warheads, Poseidon originated from a series of studies for a Polaris A3 successor; the initial Polaris B3 designation was dropped by early 1963, as the resulting missile...

LGM-30G Minuteman III

As early as 1965, planning was underway for a MIRVed, longer-range version of the Minuteman II, using a wider third stage to accommodate the additional warheads. There was some dissent within the USAF over...

The Missiles of Dayton

When I first visited the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson, decades ago, they had a rather visually striking display of various ballistic missiles out in the front of the entrance; these were of...