Talk:LIM-49 Spartan

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Wrong missile[edit]

The photograph labeled as a Spartan missile in this article is a Nike Zeus B, not a Spartan. You have the wrong rocket.Magneticlifeform (talk) 04:33, 25 March 2013 (UTC) The 4 photographs in the "Photo Gallery" are in fact photos of the Spartan missile, or in one case, a mock-up of a Spartan missile. It is only the photo at the top of the dimensions table which is a Nike Zeus B. Nike Zeus B and Spartan are similar in appearance because Spartan was derived from Nike Zeus B, but the 2 are distinctly different missiles in terms of weight, dimensions, range, etc. Nike Zeus B was a stand-alone ABM while Spartan was part of the 2-tier Safeguard ABM system in which Spartan was the upper-tier interceptor and Sprint was the lower-tier interceptor. Magneticlifeform (talk) 05:10, 25 March 2013 (UTC)