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ALCM
ALCM
Credit: via Andreas Parsch
Air-Launched Cruise Missile, the major long-range standoff attack missile for USAF B-52 bombers in the late 20th Century. At the end of the Cold War the nuclear warheads were replaced with high explosives.

AKA: AGM-86. Status: Active.

Initial Operational Capability: 1980.


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AGM-86A American air-to-surface missile. The SCAD Subsonic Cruise Armed Decoy began full scale development in 1968. The nuclear armed missile was cancelled in 1973, only to be revived in 1982 as the ALCM, Air Launched Cruise Missile.

AGM-86B American air-to-surface missile. The SCAD project was revived and the redesigned missile was designated the 'Air-Launched Cruise Missile'. Nuclear warhead.

AGM-86C American air-to-surface missile. Conventional warhead version of ALCM.

Family: aircraft-launched, air-to-surface. Country: USA. Agency: Boeing .

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