Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM)
Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles are known, internationally, by the acronym I.C.B.M. These are long range missiles, capable of transporting a nuclear warhead. Countries which have ability to construct and harness weapons of this nature are classified as “”Nuclear Powers””. ICBM’s, as is implied the name, are capable of traversing entire continents, and therefore represent a palpable threat.
The missiles in question utilise a ballistic trajectory, travelling to extreme heights before descending down towards its target. The spread of ballistic missiles occurred during the cold war and in the lead-up to the nuclearisation of the American and Soviet superpowers.