1958 ... SM-65 Atlas ICBM

... okay boys and girls; now what does I-C-B-M stand for? That's right: Intercontinental Ballistic Missile! 'Intercontinental' because it has a range of over 3,000 miles and goes from the safety and convenience of mainland America, all the way across the top of the world to bonk those nasty Russians on the head! 'Ballistic' because, like an artillery shell, it only needs to be 'boosted' into following a long arcing flight path like when you throw a great big rock at your sister! And it's a 'Missile' - well, because that sounds scary! And it is scary because it has a thermonuclear warhead that is a hundred times more powerful than the bomb that flattened Hiroshima!  (LINK)

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