The U.S. Army Lost Track of 27 Ballistic Missiles
Military didn't know old Lance rockets were in storage igloos in Alabama

Axe, David
Date Written:  2015-10-24
Publisher:  War Is Boring
Year Published:  2015
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18255

For 30 years starting in 1962, the U.S. Army deployed Lance ballistic missiles in Europe. 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.

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