Missile, Submarine-launched, Poseidon C-3

Missile, Submarine-launched, Poseidon C-3

     

This is a U.S. Navy Poseidon C-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), deployed from 1971 to the early 1990s. Developed by Lockheed as a successor to the first-generation Polaris SLBM, Poseidon C-3s were two-stage, solid-fuel missiles with a range of approximately 5,300 km (3,300 miles). Sixteen missiles were carried on an individual ballistic missile submarine, with each missile having up to 14 independently targetable nuclear warheads. This Poseidon C-3 was assembled from spare parts by Lockheed and donated by the U.S. Navy to NASM in 1973.

Transferred from the United States Navy

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Lockheed Missiles and Space Division

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Missile is fiberglass, metal, and wood
Dollies are metal
Dimensions
Overall: 36 ft. long x 6 ft. 2 in. diameter, 6830 lb. (1097.28 x 187.96cm, 3098.1kg)

This is a U.S. Navy Poseidon C-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), deployed from 1971 to the early 1990s. Developed by Lockheed as a successor to the first-generation Polaris SLBM, Poseidon C-3s were two-stage, solid-fuel missiles with a range of approximately 5,300 km (3,300 miles). Sixteen missiles were carried on an individual ballistic missile submarine, with each missile having up to 14 independently targetable nuclear warheads. This Poseidon C-3 was assembled from spare parts by Lockheed and donated by the U.S. Navy to NASM in 1973.

Transferred from the United States Navy

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Lockheed Missiles and Space Division

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Missile is fiberglass, metal, and wood
Dollies are metal
Dimensions
Overall: 36 ft. long x 6 ft. 2 in. diameter, 6830 lb. (1097.28 x 187.96cm, 3098.1kg)

ID: A19731668000