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Pershing IA

The display reads:

 

Pershing IA

 

MGM-31A

 

In 1969, the Pershing IA Missile System was fielded as an upgrade of the existing Pershing I Battlefield Support System. The improved version utilized the existing missile, however it was transported on an improved rubber tired vehicle which transported both the erector-launcher, the missile and the warhead. Other improvements included upgrading the automatic countdown procedures, semi-automated survey laying procedures and the incorporation of a sequential launch adapter which allowed rapid sequential firing of three missiles from one command station. The warhead is nuclear and accuracy is within a radius of 1200 ft. as with the Pershing I.

 

The Pershing IA replaced the Pershing I in four U.S. Army battalions and two wings of the German Luftwaffe. The Pershing IA Missile System was removed from service with the adoption of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union banning long range missile systems.

 

Length: 10.5 meters (34 ft.)

Diameter: 1 meter (39 in.)

Weight: 4,464 kg (10,000 lbs.)

Guidance: Internal Inertial

Range: 162 km to 650 km (100 to 400 miles)

 

Museum Acc. # 89.89.1

 

Taken December 26th, 2010.

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Taken on December 26, 2010