Vanity Fair Magazine Articles
The Atlantic Monthly Articles
The Outlook Articles
People Today Articles
American Legion Monthly Articles
Sea Power Magazine Articles
Confederate Veteran Magazine Articles
flapper magazine Articles
La Baionnette Articles
PIC Magazine Articles
Outing Magazine Articles
Stage Magazine Articles
Life Magazine  Articles
National Park Service Histories Articles
Punch Magazine Articles
Men's Wear Articles
Current Literature Articles
The New York Times Articles
Hearst's Sunday American Articles
Click Magazine Articles
Creative Art Magazine Articles
Rob Wagner's Script Articles
The New Republic Articles
American Legion Weekly Articles
The Smart Set Articles
Photoplay Magazine Articles
Leslie's Magazine Articles
Ken Magazine Articles
PM  Articles
Saturday Review of Literature Articles
The Dial Magazine Articles
Theatre Arts Magazine Articles
The North American Review Articles
Direction Magazine Articles
'47 Magazine Articles
Film Spectator Articles
Film Daily Articles
Trench Warfare History Articles

 




Article Surfer
<— Prev    |    Next —>

It has been said that nothing puts the MD in WMD better than an ICBM - and no history of the Cold War would be complete without mention of intercontinental ballistic missiles. The first one was introduced by the Soviet Union in October of 1957, it was called the R7. Although this article heralds the first American ICBM, called the Atlas Rocket, it would not be operational until September, 1959 - variants of Atlas are still in use today by the U.S. Air Force. The ICBM is capable of exploding over its target no less than 30 minutes after take off - it has been the one weapon that nullified all forms of civil defense and it is what made the Cold War truly chilling.

"Here is what some military men have called 'the ultimate weapon,' 'the absolute weapon' - 'the weapon that will rule the earth.'"

     


The ICBM (Collier's Magazine, 1956)

The ICBM (Collier's Magazine, 1956)

The ICBM (Collier's Magazine, 1956)

The ICBM (Collier's Magazine, 1956)

The ICBM (Collier's Magazine, 1956)

The ICBM (Collier's Magazine, 1956)

The ICBM (Collier's Magazine, 1956)

The ICBM (Collier's Magazine, 1956)

The ICBM (Collier's Magazine, 1956)

The ICBM (Collier's Magazine, 1956)

Article Surfer
<— Prev    |    Next —>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2008 Old Magazine Articles