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The Missile Silo is a standard tile improvement in Civilization VI.


In Civilization VI nuclear weapons may not be launched from cities. You must build special Missile Silos for that, or acquire one of the other special units able to launch (or drop) them.

Note that each of these devices has a maximum Range Range (12 for Nuclear Device Nuclear Devices and 15 for Thermonuclear Device Thermonuclear Devices), so where exactly you decide to put a Missile Silo matters quite a bit. If you put it in the middle of your empire you won't be able to hit anything important, so consider where your conflicts will force you to use weapons of mass destruction, and build a Missile Silo in your nearest city's territory.

Civilopedia entry[]

Like everything else rocketry, the Germans pioneered the underground missile silo – building the first such complex near Saint-Omer in 1944. It was intended to store and launch V2s on England, but never entered service due to heavy Allied bombing. The British toyed with the idea of underground launch facilities in the 1950s for their missiles, and even built one, before opting for using submarines to launch their ICBMs. It was the Americans and Russians, however, who really took to the idea of planting nuclear missiles underground – as though that would help in the event of World War III. The primary purpose of the silos was to ensure the rapid launch of Soviet UR-100 or American Titan II missiles to ensure mutual destruction. Since the Cold War, the Russians have moved most of their ICBMs to submarines, the Americans have about 450 silos still in operation, and China has built a few silos but still favors mobile ICBM launchers.


Civilization VI Improvements [edit]
Standard AirstripCampFarmFishing BoatsFortGeothermal Plant GS-Only.pngLumber MillMineMissile SiloMountain Tunnel GS-Only.pngNational ParkOffshore Oil RigOffshore Wind Farm GS-Only.pngOil WellPasturePlantationQuarryRailroad GS-Only.pngSeaside ResortSeastead GS-Only.pngSki Resort GS-Only.pngSolar Farm GS-Only.pngWind Farm GS-Only.png
Unique ChâteauChemamull R&F-Only.pngFeitoria1Golf Course R&F-Only.pngGreat WallHacienda1Ice Hockey Rink GS-Only.pngKampung1KurganMekewap R&F-Only.pngMissionNubian Pyramid1Open-Air Museum GS-Only.pngOutback Station1 GS-Only.pngPairidaeza1Polder R&F-Only.pngQhapaq Ñan GS-Only.pngRock-Hewn Church1Roman FortSphinxStepwellTerrace Farm GS-Only.pngZiggurat
City-state Alcázar1Batey1Cahokia Mounds GS-Only.pngColossal HeadsMahavihara1Moai GS-Only.pngMonastery1Nazca Line GS-Only.pngTrading Dome1
Governor R&F-Only.png City Park R&F-Only.pngFishery R&F-Only.png
Modes only Barricade4Corporation3Industry3Modernized Trap4Reinforced Barricade4Trap4Vampire Castle2
1 Requires a DLC2 Secret Societies mode only • 3 Monopolies and Corporations mode only • 4 Zombie Defense mode only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.