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American tactical ballistic rocket.

Standard warhead: 680 kg (1,490 lb). Maximum range: 48 km (29 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Standard warhead: W7. Warhead yield: 10 KT. Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Maximum speed: 2,420 kph (1,500 mph). Minimum range: 24 km (14 mi). Initial Operational Capability: 1951. Total Number Built: 9026.

AKA: M6; M30; M31; MGR-1A; Honest John.
Gross mass: 2,720 kg (5,990 lb).
Payload: 680 kg (1,490 lb).
Height: 8.32 m (27.29 ft).
Diameter: 0.58 m (1.90 ft).
Span: 2.65 m (8.69 ft).
Thrust: 400.10 kN (89,946 lbf).
Apogee: 24 km (15 mi).

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  • Honest John Unguided single-stage solid-propellant US Army missile developed by Douglas Aircraft. It was later used as the booster stage for a range of sounding rockets, test vehicles, and targets. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Douglas American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Boeing Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, CA, USA. More...

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