SRBMs

Seventeen countries possess the
SCUD B missile system.

Photo: National Air Intelligence Center

Although the SCUD was originally designed as a tactical battlefield support weapon, many countries view it and other SRBM systems as strategic weapons to be used against urban areas. The Iraqis used extended-range SCUDs as strategic weapons during both the Iran-Iraq War and the Persian Gulf War. In the future, other countries could modify SCUDs to significantly improve their accuracy and use them against high-value military targets as well as cities.

Note: Links to external sites will open in new browser windows and are not endorsed by The Cold War Museum.

The Cold War Museum

P.O. Box 861526

(7142 Lineweaver Road)

Vint Hill, VA 20187

(540) 341-2008

membership@coldwar.org