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Pictured here is an Atlas ICBM. These missiles were equipped with a stage-and-a-half propulsion system. Weighing 267,000 pounds and standing 82 feet tall, the Atlas ICBM had a range of 6,400 to 9,400 miles, and be armed with a 1-megaton thermonuclear warhead. The Atlas was equipped with a "stage-and-a-half" propulsion system, which meant by two large booster engines and a smaller sustainer engine that worked together powering it. This new ICBM technology was accurate within one and a half miles. (Courtesy photo)

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