Pershing II 1983
Artist: Fedor Osinnyh
Pershing was a family of solid-fueled two-stage medium-range ballistic missiles designed and built to replace the PGM-11 Redstone missile as the United States Army's primary theater-level weapon. The Pershing systems lasted over 30 years from the first test version in 1960 through final elimination in 1991. It was named for General John J. Pershing.
The Soviet Union began deployment of the RSD-10 Pioneer (SS-20) in 1976. Since the initial version of the SS-20 had a range of 2,700 miles (4,300 km) and two warheads, the Pershing II requirement was changed to increase the range to 900 miles (1,400 km), but it did not have the range to reach into Russia...learn more
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