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Produced by Boeing, this Cold War promotional film showcases the Minuteman ICBM missile as it was deployed in the Western United States. The LGM-30 Minuteman is still in service today as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). As of 2010, the version LGM-30G Minuteman III is the only land-based ICBM in service in the United States. It is one component of a nuclear triad, which is complemented by the Trident submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) and by nuclear weapons carried by long-range strategic bombers. The letter „L“ in „LGM“ indicates that the missile is silo-launched; the „G“ indicates that it is designed to attack ground targets; the „M“ indicates that it is a guided missile. The name „Minuteman“ comes from the Revolutionary War’s Minutemen. It also refers to its quick reaction time; the missile can be launched in about 1 minute. The Air Force plans to keep the missile in service until at least 2030. The current US force consists of 450 Minuteman-III missiles in missile silos around F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming; Malmstrom AFB, Montana; and Minot AFB, North Dakota.
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com