5 ICBMs that could End the World: A Look At the Most Deadly Missiles in Existence

Most Deadly Missiles in Existence

As the war in Ukraine keeps on raising tensions between two nuclear powers, it is a possibility that we can wake up to the world of Mad Max and start collecting soda caps for currency like in the Fall Out series. These five bad boys could turn the world into a real-life version of ‘Thanos’ snap, so hold onto your seats! The Trident D5, also known as the Trident II, is a ballistic missile launched from a submarine. The United States and the United Kingdom have deployed these missiles. RS-24 YARS (SS-29 NATO name) was developed both as a road-mobile and silo-based system, that would use the same missile as RS-12M Topol-M. Yars is planned to become the mainstay of the ground-based component of Russian nuclear force. The Minuteman III is a silo-based missile. With the removal of the LGM-118 Peacekeeper, the Minuteman III has become the only US land-based ICBM in service. It was the first MIRV capable missile. Being the most powerful ICBM in China’s inventory Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) carries up to 10 Multiple Independently-targetable reentry vehicles. RS-28 SARMAT is a very capable missile, mainly because of its high speed and extremely high throw weight. Sarmat is capable of carrying hypersonic glide vehicles along with other types of warheads. If you want to learn about the nuclear winter, please check out our “Imagine That” series video, where we draw a good picture of life after a planet-wide nuclear apocalypse.

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