The U.S. Military Almost Launched ICBMs from Cold War Airplanes
The National Interest -

Caleb Larson

U.S. Military, Global

One of the stranger delivery system ideas is a so-called air-based vertical launch system, which would have launch ICBMs upwards through a plane’s fuselage.

Here's What You Need to Know: An air-based vertical launch system could be used in a ground-attack role or for laying mines. Moreover, during peacetime, the system could be used to launch satellites into space.

ICBMs are typically launched from underground silos, submarines, or mobile launchers. This...

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