UGM-27 Polaris/Related Articles
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- Submarine-launched ballistic missile : A ballistic missile launched from a normally submerged submarine, which has multiple engineering challenges, chief among them being computing a correct ballistic trajectory from a varying point of launch (POL)
- United Kingdom nuclear weapons : Nuclear weapons designed, built and deployed by the United Kingdom
- United States nuclear weapons : All U.S. nuclear weapons, past or present, in deployment, production, or approved for production; not including experimental devices
- United States Navy : That part of the United States Department of Defense responsible for combat on, over, and under water
- Royal Navy : By long naval tradition, when there is no qualifier but "Royal", the navy being discussed is that of the United Kingdom.
- William Raborn : Vice admiral, United States Navy, whose career was marked by great success in creating the UGM-27 Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missile, and an embarrassing assignment as Director of Central Intelligence, for which he had no background
- Harold Macmillan : (10 February 1894 – 29 December 1986) British Conservative prime minister of the United Kingdom, serving two terms between 1957 to 1963.
- W47 (nuclear weapon) : Initial warhead for the UGM-27 Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missile; major step in miniaturization; in-service inspection showed severe reliability problems (in 1966 75% of the stockpiled Y2 versions were inoperable, correction took until 10/67); never more than 300 operational although >1000 of all versions were built
- W58 (nuclear weapon) : Add brief definition or description