• Underground Delta-01 LCC, 44th Missile Wing/66th Strategic Missile Wing logos, topside view of Delta-09 LF

    Minuteman Missile

    National Historic Site South Dakota

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Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles

Minuteman I Missile being readied for test launch

A Minuteman I ICBM is prepared for a test launch


Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) were first deployed by the United States in 1959. ICBMs had ranges between 6,000 to 9,300 miles, making virtually any target in the world vulnerable. To learn more about the different types of ICBMs click on the links below.

The Atlas was the first ICBM ever deployed. It was in the field from 1959-65. To learn more about these liquid fueled missiles and how they revolutionized warfare click here...

The Titan was the largest ICBM ever deployed. It was in the field from 1962-87. To learn more about these huge missiles click here...

The Minuteman was the first solid-fueled ICBM ever deployed. It first became operational in 1962 and an updated version is still in the field today. To learn more about these missiles click here...

The MX Peacekeeper was one of the most lethal weapICBMs in history. It could hold up to ten nuclear warheads which could strike independent targets. To learn more about these missiles click here...

Did You Know?

Minuteman Missile groundbreaking ceremony

The initial groundbreaking for the first Minuteman Missile silo in South Dakota occurred on 9/11 – September 11th, 1961.