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Also Known As: W88 ALT 370
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: W88
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1990
Total Production: ?
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Description: The W88 is a compact, thermonuclear warhead developed in the 1970s having a maximum yield of 475 kiloton and intended to fit into MIRVed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) such as the US Navy's Trident II. The W88 is the most advanced nuclear warhead produced by the United States of America. The United States intends to upgrade the W88 warhead (W88 ALT 370) between 2019 and 2024. The new warhead may have a lower yield to be used as a tactical nuclear warhead deployed by the Trident II missile.
Diameter: 550 millimeter (21.7 inch)
Length: 1.75 meter (69 inch)
Weight: 360 kilogram (794 pound)
Yield: 475 kiloton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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