Minuteman III in silo
The nearly 60-foot-tall, 79,000-pound Minuteman III, which uses solid fuel, has a range of more than 6,000 miles and can reach a speed of 15,000 mph, or Mach 23. This photo shows crewmen doing an electrical check on a Minuteman III at Whiteman AFB in January 1980.
October 19, 2009 11:00 AM PDT
Photo by: TSGT Bob Wickley/U.S. Department of Defense
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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