U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project

This project was completed in August 1998 and resulted in the book Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940 edited by Stephen I. Schwartz. These project pages are only occassionally updated and should be considered historical.

Talos Surface-to-Air Missile (RIM-8)



Talos missiles aboard the USS Long Beach (CGN-9), July 18, 1961


The Talos missile was deployed by the Navy between 1959 and 1979 in both nuclear and conventional versions. The nuclear version carried the two kiloton W30 warhead.



Credit: U.S. Navy (courtesy Center for Defense Information)