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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

GAM-87 Skybolt

Program Milestones
Development 1960
Terminated 1963
Historical Designation AGM-48A
Service Air Force
Category Air-launched
ballistic missile
Prime Contractor Douglas
Length 38 feet, 6 inches
Weight 11,000 pounds
Diameter 3 feet
Wingspan 6 feet
Propulsion Solid
Speed 9,500 miles per hour (15,300 km/h)
Guidance Inertial
Range 1,000-1,150 miles (1,850 km)
Altitude Inertial, celestial
Warhead W59 thermonuclear weapon (1 megaton)

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