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Published on Aug 21, 2008
The mobile ICBM concept was deemed the most viable in terms of providing survivability with the highest confidence. Numerous mobile deployment schemes were considered.
For example, one promising candidate was a system for carrying a missile on a large aircraft, such as the C-5 cargo plane, which would scramble upon warning of incoming missiles (a Minuteman was launched successfully from a C-5 in 1974 to validate this concept).