C-5 Galaxy Launches An Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, Watch
10-11-2016 2:30am | by Web Desk
C-5 Galaxy Launches An Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, Watch This Amazing Video
A crucial decision had to be taken in 1974 during the cold war; a very long period of struggle for economic and geographical supremacy by The U.S and then USSR two world superpowers.
After a unanimous agreement by congress, the United States Government carried out a one-of-its-kind weaponry test that left a bad taste of its rival the Soviet Union, tastes bad.
At a time of great insecurity and instability, the United States Government saw it as pertinent to try out it is then latest technology the ‘Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles’ or ICBM for short.
This test also came with a high measure of military intelligence, because they have never before been used war. The Motherboard for this mission was the C-5 Galaxy Aircraft, which was to be used to airlift the nuclear weapons.
The missiles, called The Minuteman LGM-30, were 56ft long and 39,000kg heavy nuclear weapons attached to parachutes on board the C-5 Galaxy.
The logic behind dropping the missiles from a military cargo aircraft was simple and concise it was to distract the attention of the Soviets from the imminent show of power that was to be tested out in the Pacific Ocean.
The Intercontinental Ballistic Missile is a weapon with so much history in its command. The success of the military test carried out by the US Government sent cold chills down the spine of the Soviets.
The Minuteman is till today seen in war annals and history as a first-of-its-kind weapon (even in the face of the array of today’s nuclear stealth weaponry).
The test proved many points way back in the day, most importantly was the fact that nuclear weapons could be deployed from such vast heights and way back in the day it was seen as the most potent military test ever undertaken after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, because the Minuteman in actual terms, was powerful enough to wipe out whole continents.
Source: Jaglavak Military
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