LORELAI: If I had a thumbtack, I could make a Scud missile.
Scud missile, one of a series of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It was exported widely to both Second and Third World countries. The term comes from the NATO reporting name attached to the missile by Western intelligence agencies. In use since the 1970s, they became familiar to the public in the West during the 1991 Persian Gulf War.