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RIM-2 Terrier

Country of Origin: USA


The RIM-2 Terrier shipboard surface-to-air missile (SAM) was a beam-riding medium-range missile. It first entered service in 1955 aboard the converted heavy cruisers BOSTON (CAG-1) and CANBERRA (CAG-2). The missile's size and weight restricted its deployment to aircraft carriers, cruisers and large destroyers. A total of 36 U.S. cruisers, two aircraft carriers and one destroyer were fitted with Terriers as were four Italian warships (GARIBALDI, VITTORIO VENETO, ANDREA DORIA and...

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