JCSM-22-59
20 JAN 1959

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

Subject: Weapons Systems for Strategic Delivery (U)

1. Reference is made to your memorandum, dated 8 January 1959, subject as above.

2. The Appendix hereto contains a list of the presently planned forces and weapons systems for strategic delivery as programmed by the responsible Military Departments to be operational by June 30, 1959, 1960, 1961. 1962, and 1963.

3. With respect to the magnitude of the programs for the weapons systems for strategic delivery, the Joint Chiefs of Staff are of the opinion that the programmed forces in the Appendix are adequate. They recognize that the strategic concepts and weapons programs evolving therefrom do not remain static. Changes in estimates of Soviet capabilities, in the inter-national situation, and advances in technology may, among other factors, necessitate changes in the quantity and types of forces and weapons systems programmed. For this reason, the Joint Chiefs of Staff will press forward pending studies related to these problems.

For the Joint Chiefs of Staff:

N. F. TWINING,
Chairman,
Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Enclosure:
     Appendix

Distr:
     Chairman, JCS (2)
     DCSOPS
     Secy to CNO (JCS)
     Director/Plans. AF
     MarCorps L/O

(JCS 1620/215 - Approved as amended - 19 Jan 59)

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APPENDIX

PRESENTLY PLANNED FORCES AND WEAPON SYSTEMS FOR STRATEGIC DELIVERY


30 JUNE 1959

30 JUNE 1960

30 JUNE 1961

30 JUNE 1962

30 JUNE 1963


Ships or Sqdns

Missiles or A/C

Ships or Sqdns

Missiles or A/C

Ships or Sqdns

Missiles or A/C

Ships or Sqdns

Missiles or A/C

Ships or Sqdns

Missiles or A/C

Bombers

B-52

33

495

34

510

37

570

42

620

42

630

(HOUND DOG)
*(GAM-77)

(0)

(0)

(2)

(26)

(15)

(224)

(29)

(405)

(29)

(405)

B-47

111

1245

110

1230

95

1095

84

945

72

810

B-58

0

0

1

15

4

45

8

90

14

150

Total

144

1470

145

1755

135

1710

134

1559

128

1590

Surface-to-Surface Missiles

ATLAS

1

10

2

20

5

50

9

90

9

90

TITAN

0

0

0

0

1

10

4

40

11

110

MINUTEMAN

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

100

THOR

0

0

1

15

1

15

1

15

1

15

JUPITER

0

0

1

15

1

15

1

15

1

15

SNARK

0

0

1

32

1

30

1

30

1

30

Total

1

10

5

80

9

120

16

190

25

360

POLARIS

0

0

1

21

5

107

8

170

12

255

* This is an air-to-surface missile carried by the B-52 (Not included in column totals)



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APPENDIX TO ENCLOSURE "A"
THEATER FORCES*


30 June 1959

30 June 1960

30 June 1961

30 June 1962

30 June 1963


Sqdns

Aircraft

Sqdns

Aircraft

Sqdns

Aircraft

Sqdns

Aircraft

Sqdns

Aircraft

Carrier-Based Heavy Attack

AJ

2

24

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

A3D

10

112

11

124

10

120

10

120

9

108

A3J

0

0

0

0

1

12

2

24

3

36

Total

12

136

11

124

11

132

12

144

12

144

P5M

0

0

0

0

1

6

1

6

1

6

Total

0

0

0

0

1

6

1

6

1

6

Land-Based Light Bomber

B-57

3

49

3

49

0

0

0

0

0

0

B-66

3

62

3

51

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

6

111

6

110

0

0

0

0

0

0

* The forces listed, as well as others, are tactical forces, which in some cases strike the same type targets that are attacked by other forces whose mission is primarily strategic in nature. These aircraft have a medium range and an all-weather capability, and contribute to the conduct of strategic air warfare.

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