Titan IV Missile

    The two-stage Titan I, together with the Atlas, comprised our nation's first generation of liquid-fueled, strategic, intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). Operational Titan Is contained an all-inertial guidance system to direct the nuclear warhead to the target. Liquid propellants for the Titan I's Aerojet rocket engines were kerosene fuel and liquid oxygen. The HGM-25A, formerly known as the SM-68 (or B-68), was the first USAF ICBM to be placed in hardened underground silos for protection against enemy attack. However, they had to be lifted from their silos to the surface by elevator prior to launching.
     The USAF launched its first test Titan I on February 6, 1959 and in April 1962, the first Strategic Air Command squadron of nine Titan I's was declared operational. Eventually squadrons of Titan I's were deployed at five different bases in the western U.S. By 1965, however, Titan I's were being phased out in favor of Titan II's which offer greater range and payload, and are launched from within their silos. Modified Titan II's also were used to launch the Gemini astronauts into space. The larger and more versatile Titan III, developed from the Titan II, was one of the Air Force's major launch vehicles for its many military space programs.
      The Titan IV was produced and launched for the U.S. Air Force by Lockheed Martin.  It is the nation's largest, most powerful expendable space launch vehicle. It provides primary access to space for critical national security and civil payloads and is launched from the East and West Coasts.  Titan IV is capable of placing 47,800 lb into low-Earth orbit or more than 12,700 lb into geosynchronous orbit - 22,300 miles above the Earth.  It has a better than  95% operational success rate.
The first Titan IV B was successfully flown from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on February 23, 1997. This configuration improves reliability and operability and increases lift capability by 25%. Advancements also include improved electronics and guidance. The Titan IV B has standardized vehicle interfaces that increase the efficiency of vehicle processing. Additionally, the more efficient programmable aerospace ground equipment (PAGE) is used to monitor and control vehicle countdown and launch. 
Titan IV with SRM
Standard Series.  1/200th scale.  width 1.85" x 10.85" tall.
  No. USM4D-ST.  Only $109.95

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