Strategic Missile Balances (1970-90)

 

1970
  MT CEP CMP RVs ICBMs SSBNs SLBMs Total
RVs
Total
CMP
U.S.A.                  
Minuteman I 1.0 0.3 11.11 1 550 - - 550 6,111
Minuteman II 1.2 0.3 12.54 1 450 - - 450 5,646
Titan II 9.0 0.45 21.34 1 54 - - 54 1,152
Polaris A-2 0.2 0.64 0.84 1 - 13 208 208 175
Polaris A-3 0.2 0.455 1.65 3 - 28 448 448 739
Totals - - - - 1,054 41 656 1,710 13,823
                   
U.S.S.R.                  
SS-7 5.0 1.5 1.3 1 187 - - 187 243
SS-8 5.0 1.5 1.3 1 23 - - 23 30
SS-9 25.0 1.0 8.55 1 255 - - 255 2,180
SS-11 0.95 1.0 0.967 1 1,000 - - 1,000 967
SS-N-5 2.0 1.5 0.7 1 - 7 21 21 15
SS-N-6 1.0 1.3 0.59 1 - 13 208 208 123
Totals - - - - 1,465 20 229 1,694 3,558

 

 

1980
  MT CEP CMP RVs ICBMs SSBNs SLBMs Total
RVs
Total
CMP
U.S.A.                  
Minuteman II 1.2 0.3 12.54 1 440 - - 440 5,478
Minuteman III Mk 12 RV 0.17 0.12 16.8 3 250 - - 750 12,600
Minuteman III Mk 12A RV 0.335 0.12 33.74 3 300 - - 900 30,366
Titan II 9 0.45 21.34 1 49 - - 49 1,046
Polaris A-3 0.2 0.455 1.65 3 - 5 80 80 132
Poseidon C-3 0.4 0.25 8.69 10 - 26 416 4,160 36,150
Trident C-4 0.1 0.25 2.53 8 - 5 80 640 1,619
Totals - - - - 1,039 36 576 7,019 87,391
                   
U.S.S.R.                  
SS-11 0.95 1.0 0.967 1 650 - - 650 631
SS-13 0.75 1.0 0.83 1 60 - - 60 50
SS-17 Mod 1 0.2 0.24 5.94 4 120 - - 480 2,851
SS-17 Mod 2 3.6 0.23 44.4 1 20 - - 20 888
SS-18 Mod 2/4 0.5 0.23 17.6 10 214 - - 1,712 30,131
SS-18 Mod 1/3 25.0 0.19 237 1 26 - - 26 6162
SS-19 0.55 0.21 15.3 6 240 - - 1,440 22,032
SS-N-5 2.0 1.5 0.7 1 - 6 18 18 13
SS-N-6 1.0 1.3 0.59 1 - 29 464 464 274
SS-N-8 0.8 1.3 0.51 1 - 23 283 283 144
SS-N-17 0.5 0.75 1.12 1 - 1 12 12 13
SS-N-18 0.1 0.43 0.86 7 - 10 160 1,120 963
Totals - - - - 1,330 69 937 6,285 64,152

 

 

1990
  MT CEP CMP RVs ICBMs SSBNs SLBMs Total
RVs
Total
CMP
U.S.A.                  
Minuteman II 1.2 0.3 12.54 1 440 - - 440 5,513
Minuteman III 0.335 0.12 33.74 3 300 - - 1,500 50,610
Peacekeeper 0.5 0.05 252 10 50 - - 500 126,000
Poseidon C-3 0.4 0.25 8.69 10 - 12 192 1,920 16,685
Trident I C-4 0.1 0.25 2.53 8 - 20 384 3,072 7,772
Trident II D-5 0.475 0.06 170 8 - 2 48 384 65,280
Totals - - - - 990 34 624 7,816 271,860
                   
U.S.S.R.                  
SS-11 0.95 1.0 0.97 1 650 - - 650 631
SS-13 0.75 1.0 0.83 1 60 - - 60 50
SS-17 Mod 3/4 0.2 0.2 6.9 4 75 - - 300 2,070
SS-18 Mod 4 0.5 0.18 19.5 10 320 - - 3,200 62,400
SS-19 Mod 3 0.55 0.22 13.9 6 320 - - 1,920 26,688
SS-24 0.5 0.1 63.0 10 60 - - 600 37,800
SS-25 0.5 0.1 63.0 1 225 - - 225 14,175
SS-N-5 2.0 1.5 0.7 1 - 2 6 6 4
SS-N-6 1.0 1.3 0.6 1 - 12 192 192 115
SS-N-8 0.8 0.86 1.2 1 - 22 280 280 336
SS-N-17 0.5 0.76 1.1 1 - 1 12 12 13
SS-N-18 0.1 0.43 0.86 7 - 14 224 1,568 1,348
SS-N-20 0.1 0.27 2.2 6 - 6 120 720 1,584
SS-N-23 0.1 0.27 2.2 4 - 6 96 384 845
Totals - - - - 1,410 61 924 10,117 148,059

 

Notes:

(1) Abbreviations: MT (Megatons); CEP (Circular Error Probable); CMP (Counter-military potential); RV (Re-entry vehicles)

Source: David Miller, The Cold War: A Military History.