With the advancement of Science and Technology, fighting has come a long way since men fought confronting each other in a single file. Today, a country can target another country with a drone without moving. One major vault in warfare came with the use of missiles to ambush far away. Missile technology has advanced rapidly, and today the world has some very deadly weapons that could bring about a dramatic and catastrophic conflict in a matter of hours.
Let's look at the compilation of some of the most dangerous missiles.
In a service with, Air Force Global Strike Command, the LGM-30 Minuteman is an American ICBM with a range of 13,000 km and the only land-based intercontinental ballistic missile in the U.S. right now. It can transfer up to three different nuclear warheads that can target separate locations.
The R-36 is a stream of Russian ICBMs and space launch vehicles, designed during the cold war. It gave Russia the first strike advantage over the U.S. It can carry more than ten different warheads and can hold a lot of weight and 40 penetration aids. It can target multiple locations.
The Dongfeng-41 or DF-41 is a nuclear solid fueled road mobile Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. It is the world's longest-range missile with a range of up to 14,000 km and the position to hit anywhere in the world. It can carry multiple payloads and has a top speed of Mach 25.
The M51 is a French submarine-launched ballistic missile, designed by EADS Astrium Space Transportation and is used by the French Navy. It can be launched by a fully submerged submarine.
Capacity- 8 to 10 thermonuclear warheads.
The Trident ll missile is a submarine-launched ballistic missile, used by the U.S. and Royal Navy of the U.K. and is built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems and is the first-strike strategic weapon and can load multiple nuclear warheads.
Just like China, the Israeli weapon systems are also highly secretive. Jericho is a codename given to its ballistic missile program. It is an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and can carry a payload of about 1000 kg and conventional nuclear or unconventional payloads. Its range varies from 2000 km to 11,500 km.
The BrahMos is a name derived from the two rivers, Brahmaputra (India) and Moskva (Russia), and is a joint venture between India and Russia. It is the World's fastest cruise missile and is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft and land.
Speed- Mach 3
Capacity- 200 kg
Range- 290 km
Tomahawk is a medium to long-range missile used by the U.S. Navy. It is a subsonic missile that can be launched from both submarines and ships. It is powered by a jet engine and has the capability to target a variety of surface targets.
The first human-made object to enter outer space, developed in the Nazi regime during the end of World War II. During his administration, more than 3000 V-2s were launched which killed about 9000 civilians and soldiers.
The first ballistic missile helped in the development of the Delta rockets.
Height and diameter: 20 meters and 2.4 meters respectively.
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