Polaris nuclear missile launch, 1980

Polaris nuclear missile launch, 1980

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Caption: Polaris nuclear missile launch, 1980. Test launching of an unarmed British Polaris nuclear missile from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. The UGM-27 Polaris was developed for the US Navy and the UK's Royal Navy. Designed to be launched from a submarine, it is a type of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). It was in service from 1961 to 1996. Photographed on 19 May 1980.

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