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AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missile
The AGM-129 ACM (Advanced Cruise Missile) was a stealthy, nuclear-armed cruise missile used exclusively by B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers. Its external shape was optimized for LO (Low Observables) characteristics and included forward-swept wings and tailplanes, a flush air intake, and a flat shielded jet exhaust.
Raytheon Missile Systems
- Tucson, Arizona, USA
- U.S. Air Force studies for a new cruise missile with stealth characteristics began
- Development contract awarded to General Dynamics
- First test flight
- First missiles delivered
- U.S. Air Force announced to cease production (after 460 missiles, instead of 1500 planned)
- Last missile delivered
- Last operable AGM-129 destroyed
The AGM-129A is the basic production model.
1 680 kilograms
3 700 pounds
3 200+ kilometers
2 000+ miles
Circular Error Probable (CEP):
30 - 90 meters
100 - 300 feet
Williams International Corp. F-112-WR-100 turbofan engine
Terain Contour Matching (TERCOM), Inertial Navigation System (INS) and GPS
W-80-1 thermonuclear (5-150 kiloton)
The AGM-129B was an advanced version with structural and software improvements. It never entered service.
The AGM-129C was planned to be a conventionally-armed version of the AGM-129A. It never entered service.