One of the famous "3T" missiles, the Terrier was the main anti-aircraft missile of the 1960s and 1970s.


Designation Terrier RIM-2
Ship Class Used On Many
Date In Service 1959
Weight 3,000 lbs. (1,360 kg)
Dimensions Overall Length: 324 in (8.23 m)
Missile diameter: 12 in (30.5 cm)
Booster diameter: 16 in (40.6 cm)
Payload High-Explosive and Nuclear Warheads
Range 17.3 nm
Propulsion Sustainer rocket plus separate booster


Data from:

  • "The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems 1991/92" by Norman Friedman
  • US Navy Fact File