Pershing II test flight, February 1983
|Type||Surface-to-surface guided missile|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Number built||276 missiles|
|Variants||Pershing IB (not deployed)|
|Weight||7,490 kilograms (16,513 lb)|
|Length||10.6 metres (34.8 ft)|
|Diameter||1.02 metres (3.3 ft)|
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Sam Wetzel - Illness
... The NATO allies had finally approved the Pershing II plan ... immediately upon his arrival, it became Wetzel's job to receive and deploy the Pershing II missiles, and this in the midst of anti-war demonstrations all over Europe ... Russian leaders) credit the deployment of the Pershing II missiles as one of three key factors that broke the Soviets' back and ended the Cold War (the other two factors being the Reagan ...
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Gilson Butte - Legacy
... The W-85 warheads used in the Pershing II missiles were removed, modified, and reused in B61 gravity bombs ... The Pershing II guidance section was re-used in the Coleman Aerospace Hera and the Orbital Sciences Storm II ... The INF Treaty allowed for inert Pershing II missiles to be retained for display purposes ...
B61 Family - Warheads - W86
... The W86 warhead was a planned earth-penetrating warhead for the Pershing II missile ... The W86 was cancelled after the Pershing II was changed from hard target to soft target missions in its design phase ... missile W84 GLCM cruise missile warhead A DOE drawing of the W85 Pershing-II IRBM warhead ...
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