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Old 10-30-2019, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by AK84 View Post
The USAF isnít looking at road mobile ICBM?
A Topol-M mobile missile is longer (22 v 18 meters) and heavier (48 metric tonnes to 36 metric tonnes) compared to a Minuteman III. Makes sense it should be on a mobile launcher
Putting the new missiles in the same hole in the ground as the old missiles is cheaper than building many, many, many miles of new roads for sure.

Besides, since space-based surveillance is becoming a commodity, the value of road-mobile deterrents is likely going to decline over the next many years and decades.