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

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

     

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.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Boeing

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Space Race

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Overall, steel and titanium alloys with portions impregnated glass fiber and aluminum honeycomb; nosecone covered with sprayed-on ablative coating; some cork ablative panels on airframe
Dimensions
Overall: 59 ft. 8 9/16 in. tall x 6 ft. diameter (18.201m, 182.88cm)

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.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Boeing

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Space Race

Type
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Overall, steel and titanium alloys with portions impregnated glass fiber and aluminum honeycomb; nosecone covered with sprayed-on ablative coating; some cork ablative panels on airframe
Dimensions
Overall: 59 ft. 8 9/16 in. tall x 6 ft. diameter (18.201m, 182.88cm)

ID: A19761115000