Most Feared Missiles

American missile LGM-30G Minuteman-III

American missile LGM-30G Minuteman-IIICredit:

The LGM-30G Minuteman III is a silo-based, solid propellant, ICBM missile system. The third version of the Minuteman series, it is the result of over 40 years of incessant innovation and development. It provides an efficient response system with an exceptionally quick launch time, almost 100% accuracy, and backup airborne launch controllers to make certain a counterstrike. The missile has a maximum operational range of 13,000 km and can carry a payload up to 3 MT.

The program, which started in 1958, is one of the Boeing’s biggest military deals.  At maximum production, 39,700 Boeing employees labored on this program. The company builds, deploys and preserves the missiles in silos, and trains the personnel of Air Force involved in the project, too. 

The missile Minuteman III was first launched in 1968, and capable of striking from six to eight targets with far better accuracy than its ancestor Minuteman II. Till now, over 1,000 Minuteman missiles are made and deployed in six locations across the nation.[1]


Russian missile R-36M2

Russian missile R-36M2Credit:

R-36M-2 Voevoda missile, The most effective member in the R-36M family of missile system, is designated in the Secret Soviet Documentation as ‘R-36M-2’ and also recognized as ‘RS-20V Voevoda’ under its military name. The truly atrocious missile could carry 10 warheads of 0.5 megatonsMT each, up to an operational range 11,000 km, where each could hit within 500 meters of its projected target.

R-36M-2 missile was first declared operational in 1988 at a missile base close to the town of Dombarovskiy. Currently, a total of 58 such missiles are reportedly operational in various parts of Russia. This Missile system is intended to crush strategic targets of all categories, even if they are sheltered by modernized ballistic missile defense, in all circumstances of combat employment.  [2]


Chinese missile Dongfeng-41 (DF-41

Chinese missile Dongfeng-41Credit:

The DF-41 ICBM missile system is a first-strike nuclear capability, based on its mobility, operational range, targeting accuracy, and multiple warheads.

Besides the shorter-range ICBMs recognized as the DF-31 and DF-31A, which are supposed to target India and Russia, the DF-41 missile with 14,000 km operational range is believed by U.S. officials to be intended to strike U.S. targets with multiple nuclear warheads.

 The development of the DF-41 missile system, representing the third generation of China’s ICBMs, is a considerable advancement to the country’s deterrence capabilities. It can carry from three to 10 nuclear warheads, and is designated as the first Chinese missile that can infiltrate American missile defense systems with its mobility making it tough to perceive. The DF-41 has been seen as dazzling China’s speedily improving ICBM program, which now has an operational range that can strike almost every major city in US. [3]


Israeli missile Jericho III. Jericho I

Israeli missile Jericho III. Jericho ICredit:

The Israeli missile Jericho III is an ICBM, which was inducted into service in 2008. It is supposed to have a three-stage solid propellant and a payload of 1,000 kg. Moreover, It is anticipated that it has an operational range of 4,800 to 11,500 km.

 The Jericho III provides Israel nuclear strike capabilities within the whole Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and almost every part of North America. The range of the Jericho III also provides an exceedingly high mobility for close targets, permitting it to evade any Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) defenses that may grow in the immediate areas.[4]


UK missile UGM-133 Trident II, or Trident D5

UK missile UGM-133 Trident II, or Trident D5Credit:


The UGM-133 Trident D-5 is a submarine-launched, solid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile. It certainly stands for the most advanced submarine-launched missile excluding the Russian Bulava. It makes up the whole of US submarine-based nuclear deterrent and a major section of the US nuclear deterrent force.

The UK missile UGM-133 Trident II is intended to be more complicated than its ancestor Trident I, and has a larger payload capacity. It has a maximum operational range of 12,000 km analogous to that of silo-based systems, and has a payload up to 2,800 kg.

It is precise enough to be used as a first strike warhead. All the three stages in it are made of graphite epoxy, making the weapon of mass destruction significantly lighter than its ancestor. The Submarine that was first armed with Trident II was USS Tennessee. It is currently carried by 14 Ohio class and four Vanguard-class submarines. [5]

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