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Enjoy this highly detailed replica of the Titan II (LGM-25C) ICBM.

I tried to have the characteristics be as accurate as possible, for example the weight of the rocket is exactly 154.000 kg like the real life counterpart

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Watch this showcase of the missile:

Trident II ICBM Showcase

Controls

Before you start, set your desired heading

Stage 1: Ignition of stage 1 motor
Ascend at 90° elevation until you reach 1,500 m altitude
Ascend at 85° elevation until you reach 2,000 m altitude
Lock your missile to prograde once you reach 2,000 m altitude and let it ascend until the fuel depletes

Stage 2: Seperation of stage 1

Stage 3: Ignition of stage 2 motor
Turn to 45° elevation and keep on boosting until you acquire your desired trajectory and then turn the booster off
Lock the missile to prograde again

Wait until your missile reached the apoapsis, then seperate the reentry vehicle containing the B53 Thermonuclear Bomb
Stage 4: Seperation of the B53 Thermonuclear Bomb

Description

The Air Force authorized Martin to proceed with the Titan 2 ICBM in June 1960. In January 1961 the Titan 2 was selected to boost the Dynasoar manned spaceplane on suborbital tests, and in July 1961, to orbit the manned Gemini spacecraft. Therefore during development the ICBM had also to be man-rated. This caused some difficulties, as a pogo problem encountered in flight tests was acceptable to the Air Force for a weapon system, but unacceptable to NASA for a manned booster. The problem was solved to NASA's satisfaction, and the Titan went on to a perfect launch record during the Gemini program. Meanwhile Titan 2's were deployed in 54 fixed silos at three bases by the end of 1964. The missile was equipped with the immense W53 nuclear warhead and penetration aids to ensure that it would get through the evolving Soviet anti-ballistic missile systems around Moscow. Throughout the Cold War, the Titan 2 was the main threat to the Soviet leadership in Moscow, even within their subterranean command bunkers. It represented only 5% of America's ICBM's, but over 30% of the deliverable megatonnage.

However solid propellant missiles were more attractive to Defense Secretary McNamara, and the Atlas and Titan 1 ICBM's were all decommissioned by 1966 after short service lives. But the Russians had unveiled their equivalent of the Titan 2, the awesome SS-9 Scarp (R-36) "city buster". It was politically imprudent to decommission the only American equivalent, and so the Titan 2 soldiered on as the only American liquid-propellant ICBM. It was not until 1987 that it was replaced by the solid-propellant Peacekeeper. By then the Cold War had only three more years to run. The Peacekeeper, developed at incredible expense, had a very short service life, being outlawed under missile reduction agreements after a few years service.

The decommissioned Titan 2's were refurbished and used as space launchers until the last was finally expended in 2003. Modifications of the Titan 2 continued in production as the core for the Titan 3, 34, and 4 series of space launchers, until the last was finally launched in 2005.

During its life the storable propellants, which resulted in a simple and extremely reliable vehicle, became prohibitively expensive. This was because they were toxic, and environmental regulations made them, eventually, unprofitable to produce and difficult to handle. Outside of the United States the forces of Environmental Correctness were not as strong. The same propellants continued in use into the 21st Century in the Ariane 4 boosters for France, the GSLV for India, the Proton and Dnepr of Russia, and the CZ series in China.

Source: Astronautix

GENERAL INFO

  • Successors 3 craft(s) +21 bonus
  • Created On: Windows
  • Game Version: 0.6.6.1
  • Price: $12,954k
  • Number of Parts: 168
  • Dimensions: 31 m x 4 m x 4 m

PERFORMANCE

  • Total Delta V: 13.1km/s
  • Total Thrust: 2.4MN
  • Engines: 3
  • Wet Mass: 1.54E+5kg
  • Dry Mass: -1,082,515kg

STAGES

Stage Engines Delta V Thrust Burn Mass
1 2 3.0km/s 1.9MN 2.2m 1.54E+5kg
3 1 10.1km/s 450kN 2.7m 32,784kg

5 Comments

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    i had enough delta v to escape the solar system. this is an ISBM (interstellar ballistic missile)

    +1 2.4 years ago
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    I'm the successor of this user

    3.5 years ago
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    I will edit this and moint the gemini capsule into this

    4.1 years ago
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    There should be also a nuke mod for simplerockets 2

    +3 4.6 years ago
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    Very nice replica, and I like it very much :)

    +2 5.4 years ago

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