Skelton, Donald, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
2M0X2-Missile and Space Systems Maintenance
Last AFSC Group
Missile & Space Electronics
Primary Unit
1981-1987, 2M0X2, 44th Strategic Missile Wing
Service Years
1981 - 1987
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Chickamauga, Georgia
Last Address
Donny died of a type of Melanoma Cancer.

Date of Passing
Not Specified
 
Location of Interment
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Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

Missileman (Senior)


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
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 1981-2003, LGM-30F Minuteman II Missile
From Year
1981
To Year
2003
   
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 LGM-30F Minuteman II Missile Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
The LGM-30F Minuteman II was an American nuclear missile, a land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The LGM-30F Minuteman II was an improved version of the Minuteman I missile. Development on the Minuteman-II began in 1962. Minuteman II production began in 1965. Deployment of the new ICBM began in 1966. By 1967, production of the Minuteman II missile was completed. The last of the 500 missiles remained in service up to 1998.

The Minuteman II missile increased range, payload over its predecessor and its guidance system gave better azimuthal coverage, providing military planners with better accuracy and a wider range of targets. Some missiles also carried penetration aids, allowing higher probability of success against anti-ballistic missile system that by this time depolyed by the Soviet Union around Moscow.

The Minuteman II program was economically crucial to the development of integrated circuits. It was the first mass-produced system to use a computer constructed from integrated circuits.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

General Information
Developed by USA
Deployed by USA
Development Year 1963
Deployment Year 1966
Retirement Year 1998
Number deployed 500
Contractor Boeing Aerospace

Dimensions and Performance
Length 18.2m
Body Diameter 1.8m(Base)
Launch Weight 31,746kg
Range 12,500km
Accuracy 200m CEP

Components
Propulsion 3-stage solid-fuel rocket motor
Payload single warhead Mk 11C RV + penetration aids
Warhead W-56 1.2MT nuclear warhead
Guidance inertial


   
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Last Updated: Dec 27, 2008
   
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