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2nd Gen Ballistic Missiles

SMALL INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE (SICBM) In December of 1986, President Reagan had authorized full scale development of the Small ICBM (SICBM), a new, lightweight missile carrying only one reentry vehicle that would be housed in mobile launchers based at widespread locations. When hostilities threatened, the launchers would drive out onto the roadways and scatter across the country. It achieved its first totally successful flight test on 18 April 1991, when a SICBM that had been cold launched from a canister at Vandenberg AFB reached its target in the Kwajalein Test Range. (USAF photo)

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