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MGM-52A


American short range ballistic missile.

Development Cost $: 461.100 million. Recurring Price $: 0.335 million in 1975 dollars. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 0.142 million in 1975 dollars. Standard warhead: 211 kg (465 lb). Maximum range: 121 km (75 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Standard warhead: W70. Warhead yield: 100 KT. Boost Propulsion: Storable liquid rocket. Maximum speed: 3,390 kph (2,100 mph). Initial Operational Capability: 1972. Total Number Built: 2314. Total Development Built: 181. Total Production Built: 2133.

AKA: MGM-52A; Lance.
Gross mass: 1,527 kg (3,366 lb).
Payload: 211 kg (465 lb).
Height: 6.14 m (20.14 ft).
Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft).
Span: 1.07 m (3.51 ft).
Thrust: 186.00 kN (41,814 lbf).
Apogee: 46 km (28 mi).

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  • Lance American short range ballistic missile family. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Vought American manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Vought, USA. More...

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