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Table of US Strategic Offensive Force Loadings
1945-75 | 1976-2012


End Year ICBMs
SLBMs
Bombers
Total

Launchers Warheads
Launchers Warheads
Launchers Warheads
Launchers Warheads
1945





15 6
15 6
1946





125 11
125 11
1947





270 32
270 32
1948





473 100
473 100
1949





447 200
447 200
1950





462 330
462 330
1951





569 500
569 500
1952





660 720
660 720
1953





720 878
720 878
1954





1,035 1,418
1,035 1,418
1955





1,260 1,755
1,260 1,755
1956





1,470 2,123
1,470 2,123
1957





1,605 2,460
1,605 2,460
1958





1,620 2,610
1,620 2,610
1959 6 6



1,545 2,490
1,551 2,496
1960 12 12
32 32
1,515 3,083
1,559 3,127
1961 57 57
80 80
1,395 3,016
1,532 3,153
1962 203 203
144 144
1,306 3,104
1,653 3,451
1963 597 597
160 160
1,055 3,293
1,812 4,050
1964 907 907
320 384
785 3,427
2,012 4,718
1965 854 854
384 736
650 3,465
1,888 5,055
1966 1,004 1,004
560 1,264
575 3,476
2,139 5,744
1967 1,054 1,044
656 1,552
558 3,630
2,268 6,226
1968 1,054 1,044
656 1,552
481 3,521
2,191 6,117
1969 1,054 1,044
656 1,552
399 3,366
2,109 5,962
1970 1,054 1,244
656 1,552
390 3,339
2,100 6,135
1971 1,054 1,444
656 2,464
377 3,232
2,087 7,140
1972 1,054 1,644
656 3,120
457 3,845
2,167 8,609
1973 1,054 1,844
656 4,112
423 3,776
2,133 9,732
1974 1,054 1,944
656 4,432
396 3,819
2,106 10,195
1975 1,054 2,144
656 4,544
396 3,978
2,106 10,666



End Year ICBMs
SLBMs
Bombers
Total

Launchers Warheads
Launchers Warheads
Launchers Warheads
Launchers Warheads
1976 1,054 2,144
656 5,104
382 3,850
2,092 11,098
1977 1,054 2,144
656 5,216
382 3,834
2,092 11,194
1978 1,054 2,144
656 5,440
376 3,568
2,086 11,152
1979 1,054 2,144
656 5,376
376 3,568
2,086 11,088
1980 1,054 2,144
592 5,056
376 3,568
2,022 10,768
1981 1,054 2,144
512 4,752
376 3,568
1,942 10,464
1982 1,049 2,139
520 4,768
328 3,384
1,897 10,291
1983 1,040 2,130
544 4,960
297 3,520
1,881 10,610
1984 1,030 2,120
592 5,344
297 3,844
1,919 11,308
1985 1,020 2,110
600 5,376
297 4,104
1,917 11,590
1986 1,005 2,165
616 5,440
312 4,709
1,933 12,314
1987 1,000 2,300
640 5,632
361 5,753
2,001 13,685
1988 1,000 2,440
608 5,312
318 5,328
1,926 13,080
1989 1,000 2,440
592 5,152
311 5,188
1,903 12,780
1990 1,000 2,440
608 5,216
267 4,648
1,875 12,304
1991 550 2,000
480 3,456
209 3,844
1,239 9,300
1992 550 2,000
488 3,456
158 2,824
1,196 8,280
1993 550 2,000
336 2,688
159 2,840
1,045 7,528
1994 580 2,090
360 2,880
157 2,808
1,097 7,778
1995 575 2,075
384 3,072
122 2,176
1,081 7,323
1996 575 2,075
408 3,264
113 2,032
1,096 7,371
1997 550 2,000
432 3,456
65 1,264
1,047 6,720
1998 550 2,000
432 3,456
65 1,264
1,047 6,720
1999 550 2,000
432 3,456
72 1,376
1,054 6,832
2000 550 2,000
432 3,456
72 1,376
1,054 6,832
2001 550 1,700
432 3,120
72 1,376
1,054 6,196
2002 550 1,700
432 3,120
72 1,376
1,054 6,196
2007* 550 500
336 1,944
72 1,376
958 3,820
2012** 550 500
336 1,680
72 1,376
958 3,556
*   The 2007 figure is a goal of the Bush administration's 2001 Nuclear Posture Review
** The 2012 figure is a limit of the Treaty of Moscow signed on May 24, 2002

last revised 11.25.02

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