Minuteman I Major Features
Minuteman I was a highly reliable, three-stage, solid-propellant weapon, capable of withstanding storage in an alert ready condition for long periods of time. It had a range of well over 5,000 nautical miles and its inertial guidance system operated continuously. Advances in technology and changes in national policy induced improvements in the original design.
Physical changes in Minuteman I, II, and III missiles are the result of performance improvements that have taken place over the life of the weapon system.
Minuteman I Features