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Polaris A3 A3TK


American missile. British version of Polaris A3.

Maximum range: 4,630 km (2,870 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 3. Warhead yield: 200 KT. Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Initial Operational Capability: 1984.

Gross mass: 13,600 kg (29,900 lb).
Height: 9.55 m (31.33 ft).
Diameter: 1.37 m (4.49 ft).
Span: 1.37 m (4.49 ft).

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  • Polaris Probably the most technically innovative program in history, Polaris integrated solid-propellant, inertially-guided intermediate range ballistic missiles with nuclear submarines that could remain submerged for months at a time. All of these were new technologies, but the first ship was underway only three years after go-ahead. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Lockheed American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale, CA, USA. More...

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