Missile Carrier

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Missile Carrier

 

a submarine, surface ship, or airplane that is armed with strategic or operational-tactical missiles. The term “missile carrier” was coined in the 1950’s with the adoption of rocket weapons.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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