Accession Number:

ADD009245

Title:

Multiple Moving Protective Shelters.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-08-28

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

A method of waging a defensive war by using a multiplicity of movable and moving, nuclear-hardened, protective shelters in each of which a plurality of ICBM missiles is carried. Each of the shelters is a surface effects machine that is dome-shaped, with a closed base, and that is movable above selected terrain. Each shelter supports, protects, and transports the missiles therein, and also serves as a platform from which the missiles are launched. The shelters are deployed and dispersed in a predesignated area of terrain which is relatively flat, and in such a manner as to generate i.e., present more aim points i.e., approximately 7,000 targets for a potential enemy nation than the presently proposed M-X deployment plan i.e., 4,600 targets, while using the same number of ICBM warheads. Use of this method with its multiplicity of movable protected shelters will deter, if not prevent, a potential enemy nation from perceiving that it can launch a first strike against the United States and successfully neutralize all of the generated aim points.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE