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Lance ballistic missile - photo US Army

Lance ballistic missile - photo US Army

 

October 24, 2015 David Axe - War is boring

 

Military didn't know old Lance rockets were in storage igloos in Alabama

 

For 30 years starting in 1962, the U.S. Army deployed Lance ballistic missiles in Europe to deter Soviet attack. Twenty feet long and weighing a ton and a half, an atomic-tipped Lance could zoom 75 miles at Mach 3 and explode with a force of up to 100 kilotons of TNT. The Army retired its last Lances in 1992 … and ultimately lost track of 27 of them at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, according to WAAY T.V.

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