AGM-69 Short-Range Attack Missile

Historical Snapshot

The Boeing short-range attack missile (SRAM) was first deployed as a strategic weapon to be carried by FB-111A and B-52 manned bombers. The AGM-69 is also part of the B-1B armament.

The missiles are small, so many can be carried by each bomber, and can fly at subsonic or supersonic speeds. The SRAM guidance system allows for individually programmed flights, and the missiles can change direction after they have been launched.

By the time the last of 1,500 SRAMs rolled out of assembly in 1975, they were a key element in the U.S. Strategic Air Command's weapon inventory.

Technical Specifications

First launch July 29, 1969
Air Force designation AGM-69
Classification Missile
Diameter 18 inches
Length 14 feet
Top speed Supersonic
Armament Nuclear warhead