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Hound Dog



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Hound Dog
Credit: via Andreas Parsch
First American air-launched cruise missile to become operational. Based on Navaho technology.

In 1956 the USAF identified an urgent requirement for a nuclear-armed long-range standoff missile to allow its new B-52 bombers to penetrate increasingly sophisticated Soviet air defenses. RAND Corporation studies indicated such a missile could be developed in minimal time using existing technologies. Under project WS-131B North American was awarded a contract in October 1957 for the Hound Dog missile. This used the aerodynamic configuration of the X-10 test vehicle already flying in support of the Navaho intercontinental cruise missile program, powered by an existing Pratt & Whitney J52 turbojet engine, using inertial and stellar navigation developed for the Navaho, and carrying the existing W-28 thermonuclear warhead. This allowed the missile to go from contract award to operational use in just two years. First flight took place in April 1959, and the missile became operational in December 1959. B-52G and H bombers carried two missiles on underwing pylons. An improved version, with better star trackers, a radio altimeter for low-altitude flight, and a larger fuel tank, became operational in September 1961. The Hound Dog was considered strictly an interim weapon until the Skybolt became available, but this was canceled in 1962. The Hound Dog soldiered on until replaced by the SRAM Short Range Attack Missile in 1972-1976.

Failures: 3. Success Rate: 96.10%. First Fail Date: 1961-07-07. Last Fail Date: 1962-05-14. Launch data is: incomplete. Initial Operational Capability: 1961.

Historical Essay © Andreas Parsch

North American GAM-77-AGM-28 Hound Dog

The Hound Dog was the first fully operational standoff attack missile deployed by U.S. strategic bombers.

In 1956, the USAF decided that its new B-52 Stratofortress bombers should have the option to use nuclear armed long-range standoff missiles to avoid direct overflight of heavily defended targets. By early 1957, the project was known as Weapon System 131B. The design competition was won by North American, and in October 1957, the designation GAM-77 was allocated to the WS-131B missile. The first powered flight of an XGAM-77 Hound Dog prototype occurred in April 1959, and the first fully guided flight succeeded in August in August 1959. The GAM-77 Hound Dog production missile was declared operational with SAC in December 1959. The quick development of the GAM-77 was made possible by the use of existing technology and components. The canard-delta layout of the airframe was proven by North American's own X-10 and XSM-64 Navaho vehicles, and the Pratt & Whitney J52 engine and W-28 thermonuclear warhead were also no new developments.

The GAM-77 was a turbo-jet powered air-launched cruise missile deployed by B-52G-H Stratofortress bombers, which could carry two missiles on underwing pylons. It used an inertial guidance system, whose data was continuously updated until immediately before launch by Kollsman KS-120 astro-trackers mounted in the launch pylons. The missile's navigation system could even be used by the B-52 crew, should the bomber's own system fail. The Hound Dog could fly high- and low-level missions, including pre-programmed changes in course and altitude. Maximum range for pure high-altitude flights was about 1100 km (700 miles).

The initial operational tests exposed some shortcomings, which led to the development of the improved GAM-77A version. In this version, the KS-120 astro-trackers were replaced by improved Kollsman KS-140 units, which were located in the missile. The GAM-77A also featured a radar altimeter to improve low-level performance, and a slightly larger fuel tank. The first XGAM-77A flew in June 1961, and the GAM-77A became operational in September that year.

In June 1963, the GAM-77 and GAM-77A were redesignated as AGM-28A and AGM-28B, respectively.

It was originally planned to replace Hound Dog in the mid-1960s by the AGM-48 Skybolt ALBM (Air-Launched Ballistic Missile), but the latter was cancelled in 1962. Therefore the AGM-28 remained in service until the 1970s, much longer than anticipated. Tests occurred with a TERCOM (Terrain Contour Matching) guidance system in 1971, and an anti-radiation seeker head in 1973. These features were not incorporated in any operational Hound Dogs, although the designation AGM-28C was reportedly reserved for a TERCOM-equipped Hound Dog. Beginning in 1972 the Hound Dog was replaced by the AGM-69 SRAM, and in 1976 the last AGM-28 was retired from USAF service. Between 1959 and 1963, North American had built more than 700 Hound Dog missiles, with a peak deployment level of about 600 in 1963.

Specifications

Note: Data given by several sources show slight variations. Figures given below may therefore be inaccurate!

Data for AGM-28B:

Length 12.95 m (42 ft 6 in)
Wingspan 3.66 m (12 ft)
Diameter 0.71 m (28 in)
Weight 4500 kg (10000 lb)
Speed Mach 2.1
Ceiling 16800 m (55000 ft)
Range 1100 km (700 miles)
Propulsion Pratt & Whitney J52-P-3 turbojet; 33 kN (7500 lb)
Warhead W-28 thermonuclear (1.1 MT)
Main Sources

[1] James N. Gibson: "Nuclear Weapons of the United States", Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 1996
[2] Bill Gunston: "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rockets and Missiles", Salamander Books Ltd, 1979
[3] Dennis R. Jenkins, Brian Rogers: "Boeing B-52G-H Stratofortress", Aerofax, 1990


AKA: AGM-28.
Status: Retired 1976.
Gross mass: 4,600 kg (10,100 lb).
Height: 13.00 m (42.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.70 m (2.29 ft).
Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).
First Launch: 1959.04.23.
Last Launch: 1965.08.30.
Number: 77 .

More... - Chronology...


Associated Countries
See also
  • Hound Dog First American air-launched cruise missile to become operational. Based on Navaho technology. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • North American American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. North American, Palmdale, El Segundo. Downey, CA, USA More...

Associated Programs
  • Navaho The Navaho intercontinental cruise missile project was begun just after World War II, at a time when the US Army Air Force considered ballistic missiles to be technically impractical. The Navaho required a large liquid propellant rocket engine to get its Mach 3 ramjet up to ignition speed. This engine, derived with German assistance from that of the V-2, provided the basis for the rockets that would later take Americans into space. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.
  • Parsch, Andreas, DesignationSystems.Net, Web Address when accessed: here.
  • Cleary, M, M. Cleary document, Patrick AFB History Office, 1995 (via Jonathon McDowell).
  • ETR index of major launches, Patrick AFB (via Jonathon McDowell).
  • Whipple, M, Index of Missile Launchings By Missile Program, AFMTC 1960 et seq. (via Jonathon McDowell).

Associated Launch Sites
  • Grand Turk Island DZ Rocket air-launch position known to have been used for 7 launches from 1976 to 1978, reaching up to 10 kilometers altitude. More...

Hound Dog Chronology


1959 April 23 - . Launch Site: Grand Turk Island DZ. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 001.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Program: Navaho. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi). Summary: First Hound Dog test launch..

1959 June 9 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 003.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1959 August 21 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 002.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1959 October 30 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 005.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1959 December 18 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 007.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1959 December 23 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 008.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 February 25 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 011.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 February 29 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 2792.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 February 29 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 2796.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 March 11 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 009.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 March 24 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 012.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 April 12 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 April 18 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 014.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 May 17 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 015.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 May 24 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 017.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 June 9 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 018.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 June 23 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 023.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 August 1 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 024.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 August 11 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 026.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 October 18 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 027.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 October 25 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 4.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 November 2 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 8.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 November 15 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 9.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1960 December 21 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 031.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 February 9 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 030.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 February 10 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 11.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 February 28 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 12.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 March 10 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 032.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 March 24 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 5.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 5 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 033.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 12 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 034.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 25 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 035.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 27 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 14.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 April 27 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 13.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 May 19 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 025.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 May 22 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 036.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 July 7 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 038. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 September 1 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 037.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 September 15 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 020.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 October 3 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 029.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 October 11 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 6.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 October 11 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog SAC 15.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 November 1 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 044.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1961 December 21 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 2130.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 January 9 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-2.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 January 23 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 2131.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 January 29 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-4.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 January 30 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-5.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 February 6 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-7.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 February 12 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-1. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 May 14 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-8. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 May 15 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-9.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 May 21 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-12.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 June 18 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-16.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 June 26 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-18.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 August 14 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-3.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 October 17 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-10.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1962 December 17 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 2202.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 January 15 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL-232.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 February 5 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL 60-2211.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 February 18 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL 61-2331.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 February 18 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL 61-2332.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 June 3 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 June 11 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF SAC. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1963 October 11 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog CEL 62-149.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 July 8 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 59-2827.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 July 8 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 59-2839.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 July 29 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 61-221.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 August 5 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 62-0188.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 August 5 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 62-0183.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 August 12 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 62-0137.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 August 12 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 62-0131.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 September 2 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 612-155.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 September 11 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 2181.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1964 September 23 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 602-135.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 August 26 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 60-2185.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

1965 August 30 - . Launch Site: North Atlantic Drop Zone. LV Family: Hound Dog. Launch Vehicle: Hound Dog. LV Configuration: Hound Dog 60-2185.
  • Operational test - . Nation: USA. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

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