Synonyms of 'Missiles'
cruise missilean air-breathing low-flying subsonic missile that is continuously powered and guided throughout its flight and carries a warhead Exoceta tactical missile with a high-explosive warhead, which is guided by computer and radar, travels at a very low altitude at high subsonic speed, and has a range of up to 70 km. It may be launched from a ship, aircraft, or submarine guided missilea missile, esp one that is rocket-propelled, having a flight path controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal preset or self-actuating homing devices ICBM or intercontinental ballistic missilean intercontinental ballistic missile Minutemana US three-stage intercontinental ballistic missile MIRV or multiple independently targeted re-entry vehiclean intercontinental ballistic missile with several warheads, each of which can be directed to a different target or to the same target at intervals Patriota US surface-to-air missile system with multiple launch stations and the capability to track multiple targets by radar Pershinga US ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear or conventional warhead Polarisa type of US two-stage intermediate-range ballistic missile, usually fired by a submerged submarine rocketScuda Soviet-made surface-to-surface missile, originally designed to carry nuclear warheads and with a range of 300 km; later modified to achieve greater range: used by Iraq in the Iran-Iraq War and in the Gulf Wars SLBM or submarine-launched ballistic missileSLCM or sea-launched cruise missileSS-18SS-20standoff missilea missile capable of striking a distant target after launch by an aircraft outside the range of missile defences Tridenta type of US submarine-launched ballistic missile with independently targetable warheads V-1, doodlebug, buzz bomb, or flying bombV-2a rocket-powered ballistic missile invented by the Germans in World War II: used esp to bombard London. It used ethanol as fuel and liquid oxygen as the oxidizer ▷ See missile
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