Titan II Expansion
The Titan II development performance turned out of a 1959 ascent program which analyzed joining an in-silo launch ability and advanced first and second stage aircraft engines for the Titan I.1 In 1960, these schedules was formally reeling off into the Titan II master plan and arranged under the east-west direction of the Titan I creator, the Martin Company.
To explore the Titan’s approximate range and warhead capability, a designed engine system was affixed on a big fuselage. Additionally, the extremely volatile liquid oxygen (LOX) fuel was an interchange for Aerozine, which didn’t want a refrigerated warehouse, decreasing the missile’s load and progressing fuel capacity. Also, because Aerozine doesn’t need cooling, the missile could endure fueled, chopping down on launch preparation time.
The Titan II was the biggest ICBM ever stationed by the U.S. Air Force. Reaching 103 feet tall and hefting a huge 330,000 pounds, it had an area of up to 9,300 miles tirelessly (3,000 miles higher than the Titan I). The Titan II was a W53 warhead with an unbelievable nine megatons of dangerous power (three times the bursting power of all the bombs used while World War II, including both atomic weapons). This warhead is double as stalwart as any other ICBM's warhead. Titan II was organized with one missile per situation. Each situation was at most concise seven miles from the next nearest site.
TITAN II SPECS
From liftoff to the destination, the flight period was 30 minutes. Only 5.5 min of that was power-driven flight. The other 24.5 minutes was ballistic available flight.
Each situation consisted of a rocket silo, launch control equipment, and an entrance portal. The bomb sites were short-handed 24 hours per day, 365 days per age, by 4-person missile expert crewman who position to the missile scrunch up for 24-hour shifts, called alerts.
Every crewman dragged an aggregate of 8 to 9 alerts a month, suggesting they frequently worked the equivalent of 5 weeks in a 4-week month. Crew members lie in of two officers — the Missile Combat Crewman Commander (MCCC) and the Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander (DMCCC), and two engaged personnel — the Ballistic Missile Analyst Technician (BMAT) and the Missile Facilities Technician (MFT).
Length Of Missile - 103 feet
Width of Missile- 10 feet in diameter
Weight at liftoff - 330,000 pounds
Yield - 9 Megatons
Launch String (initiation to liftoff) -58 seconds
Time to reference (liftoff to detonation) - 25 to 30 minutes
Approximate Range - 6,000 miles
Hyper Velocity - 16,000 mph
Subsurface Launch Duct - 146 feet deep, 26 feet in diameter
Cost to Customize (1963 dollars) - $8.3 million for each missile landsite
$2.2 million for each missile
Annual Operative expense - $1.964 million per missile landsite
THE SEVERAL MISSIONS OF TITAN II
The ultimate weaponry of war converted the largest utensil of peace.
Titan II was used as
Missile Defense - It held tipped with the Mark 6 bomb, a 9 explosive unit bomb with the equivalent of 600 times the Hiroshima blare
Manned Space - Throughout the Gemini space performance - diminished Titan IIs carried a two-man crew member