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Titan II: A History Of A Cold War Missile Program

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The Titan II ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) program was developed by the United States military to bolster the size, strength, and speed of the nation's strategic weapons arsenal in the 1950s and 1960s. Each missile carried a single warhead -- the largest in U.S. inventory -- used liquid fuel propellants, and was stored and launched from hardened underground ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by University of Arkansas Press (first published May 15th 2000)
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George
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Titan II was an ICBM that was built to launch most probably H-Bombs (still classified), and luckily only launched all 12 Gemini capsules and in 1986 was used as a reliable satellite launcher. This missile was in service from 1962 to 1987.

The author presented in this book just about everything that was declassified about this program, from R&D of the missile itself and all of the hurdles to make it as reliable as possible, through designing and operating the silos it was stored in, various
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Shane Phillips
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Interesting detail. Lots of technical but still great sources.
Sav
Jul 13, 2018 rated it liked it
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Not so much a history as it is a detailed operations manual of how to run a Titan II missile silo lmao. Interesting nonetheless
Grant
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A comprehensive study of the development and operations of the Titan II ICBM, covering both technical details and the human story (though focused on Air Force, other government, and contractor personnel, with few references to the citizens living and working near the missile sites). Stumpf is especially strong on the engineering side, with detailed explanations of the various innovations and modifications to the missiles and their launch sites. Probably best for specialists or buffs.
Charles
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Realllyyy comprehensive. It seems to contain everything about the Titan II that isn't classified (i.e. We don't know what happens to the second stage on reentry besides that the translational rockets are no longer used to create a decoy).

Could benefit from less use of the passive voice.
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