Photos of U.S. missiles

Minuteman II & III & Peacekeeper ICBMs, Warren AFB, Wyoming – Ywwrn_1b by Greg Goebel is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

In pulling together posts in this series, I found a treasure trove of photos on Flickr by Greg Goebel. He has a photo album of Guided Missiles. He has accumulated views of a large number of air-to-air, surface-to-air, and ground-to-ground missiles.

Very cool.

Here are a few of my favorites, all shared under Creative Common’s Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) license.

Up first, strategic missiles:

Minuteman ICBM, Hill AFB Museum, Utah – Ywmin_1b by Greg Goebel is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

 

Trident C-4 SLBM – ATK rocket park, Utah – Ywtrd_1b by Greg Goebel is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 – launched from SSBN submarine

 

Atlas ICBM, Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska Ywatl_1b by Greg Goebel is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

 

Thor IRBM, Strategic Air & Space Museum, Nebraska – Ytho_1b by Greg Goebel is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 – Intermediate range.

 

Next, some cruise missiles, new and old:

AGM-86 ALCM cruise missile, Seattle Museum of Flight, Washington – Ywalc_2b by Greg Goebel is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 – This cruise missile is the only nuclear load currently authorized for the B-52H.

 

Hound Dog cruise missile, USAF Armaments Museum, Eglin AFB, Florida – Ywdoz_1b by Greg Goebel is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 – This is an ancient predecessor to the ALCM; it was carried under the wing of a B-52.

 

Finally, some ground-to-air defense:

BOMARC surface to air missile, USAF Museum, Ohio – Ywbom_1b by Greg Goebel is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

 

Nike-Ajax SAM, Ellsworth AFB Museum, South Dakota – Ywajx_2b by Greg Goebel is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

 

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