Accession Number : ADD009245

Title :   Multiple Moving Protective Shelters.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Belden,Thomas G

Report Date : 28 Aug 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A method of waging a defensive war by using a multiplicity of movable (and moving), nuclear-hardened, protective shelters in each of which a plurality of ICBM missiles is carried. Each of the shelters is a surface effects machine that is dome-shaped, with a closed base, and that is movable above selected terrain. Each shelter supports, protects, and transports the missiles therein, and also serves as a platform from which the missiles are launched. The shelters are deployed and dispersed in a predesignated area of terrain which is relatively flat, and in such a manner as to generate (i.e., present) more aim points (i.e., approximately 7,000 targets) for a potential enemy nation than the presently proposed M-X deployment plan (i.e., 4,600 targets), while using the same number of ICBM warheads. Use of this method (with its multiplicity of movable protected shelters) will deter, if not prevent, a potential enemy nation from perceiving that it can launch a first strike against the United States and successfully neutralize all of the generated aim points.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Surface effect vehicles, *Guided missile launchers, *Shelters, Hardened structures, Guided missile domes, Guided missile warheads, Protective equipment, Amphibious vehicles, Air cushion vehicles, Submersibles, Nuclear warfare, Defense systems, Mission profiles, Manned, Deployment, Mobility, Platforms, Structural properties, Range(Distance), Snow, Ice, Sand, Water, Land areas, Terrain, Targeting, Survival(General)

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE