Minuteman II
Pictured is a test launch of the Minuteman II. Air Force Technical Orders regarding a multitude of U.S. missile systems, including the Minuteman were seized throughout the espionage investigation. The Minuteman could be remotely controlled, offered precision accuracy, launched in a matter of moments, and was cost effective. It first became operational in 1962 and now over fifty years later, 400 Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) are still active today. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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