The LGM-30 Minuteman is a United States nuclear missile, a land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). As of 2006, it is the only land-based ICBM in service in the United States. It is complemented by the sea-launched Trident missile SLBM and by nuclear weapons carried by long-range strategic bombers; see current status of United States nuclear weapons.
The “L” indicates that the missile is silo-launched; the “G” indicates that it is designed to attack surface targets; the “M” indicates that it is a guided missile.
The name “Minuteman” comes from the Revolutionary War’s Minutemen.
Category: Missiles - Static Display