Category:Douglas PGM-17 Thor

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Douglas PGM-17 Thor.

The Douglas PGM-17 Thor was the first operational ballistic missile deployed by the U.S. Air Force (USAF). Named after the Norse god of thunder, it was deployed in the United Kingdom between 1959 and September 1963 as an intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) with thermonuclear warheads. Thor was 65 feet (20 m) in height and 8 feet (2.4 m) in diameter. It was later augmented in the U.S. IRBM arsenal by the Jupiter.

A large family of space launch vehicles—the Thor and Delta rockets—were derived from the Thor design. The Delta II is still in active service as of 2014 and with the retirement of Atlas and Titan in the mid-2000s, the last surviving "heritage" launch vehicle in the US fleet (being derived from a Cold War-era missile system).


This page contains all films, TV series, and video games that feature the Douglas PGM-17 Thor.

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Pages in category "Douglas PGM-17 Thor"

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