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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


SLAM Supersonic Low-Altitude Missile


Specifications
  English Metric
Characteristics
         Diameter (ft/cm) 5 152
         Length (ft/cm) 65 1981
         Gross Weight (lb/kg) 45000  
         Range Essentialy
Unlimited
 
         Speed  (Mach) 3  
     (Speed is the same as a rifle bullet 2280 mph)
Payload
         16 one-megaton bombs
 
 
Propulsion
         600 Megawatts from nuclear reactor
         (Power is one-half the power output of Boulder Dam)
 
Guidance Systems
         Inertial plus TERCOM
         (TERCOM was developed for this program)
 
Other Facts
         Lift/Drag Ratio - 2/1
         Missile Skin Temp - 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit
       Airframe Material - Rene 41 Stainless Steel - Gold plated for radiation cooling
     Skin Thickness - 1/10 to 1/4 inch
       Flight Profile - Launch from mobile or stationary launchers from any point on earth by 3 solid propellant booster rockets to a high-altitude cruise, then decend to altitudes of 100 ft or so for Mach 3 penetration to the target area on any other part of the earth and eject 16 one-megaton hydrogen bombs to separate targets.
 




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