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Re: Peacekeeper bus and warheads

Postby Capt. Bill on Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:44 pm

I happend to run across something that mentioned the MIRVs were also useful for single targets. Putting 3 200 kiloton warheads in a triangle a mile apart around a target was the same as hitting it with a single 1 megaton warhead.
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Re: Peacekeeper bus and warheads

Postby hockey85 on Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:47 pm

wblakeney wrote:A while back I tried to convince the Minuteman Museum in South Dakota that the printing of their red safe "Entry Restriced to MCC on Duty" instead of "Entry Restriced to MCC and DMCCC on Duty" was incorrect but their historian insisted it was.


MCC stands for Missile Combat Crew. If you added another C it would then be Missile Combat Crew Commander. So, they may have shortened MCCC and DMCCC on Duty to just MCC on Duty, which encompasses both MCCMs.

Haha, alot of acronyms being thrown around.

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Re: Peacekeeper bus and warheads

Postby SAC Killer on Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:16 pm

I seem to also recall that the AF museum got confused about the following:

Minuteman I, II, III
LGM-30A, B, F, G
WS-133A, A-M, B

Not to mention ILCS, CDB, REACT, etc.

Airplanes are such simple devices they only need one designation and I think that is the museum's mindset.
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Re: Peacekeeper bus and warheads

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:21 am

Re: Peacekeeper bus and warheads

Postby wblakeney on Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:44 pm
I happend to run across something that mentioned the MIRVs were also useful for single targets. Putting 3 200 kiloton warheads in a triangle a mile apart around a target was the same as hitting it with a single 1 megaton warhead.

This was referred to as "the MacNamara Megaton" after the SecDef Robert MacNamara.

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Re: Peacekeeper bus and warheads

Postby banjodog on Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:24 am

SAC Killer wrote:Not to mention ILCS, CDB, REACT, etc.


The airplane world has the same thing. The first F-22A off the line is, to us, the same as the last F-22A produced. But in fact they are not the same. There's the block 10 group of planes, the block 20 group and so on. Each one has variations, some significant, just like the differences between SSAS, ILCS, CDB.....
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