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American tactical ballistic rocket. Three different warhead sections were possible: M27, M47 and M-48 with yields 2-20-40 kt. M72 training warhead also used.

Standard warhead: 737 kg (1,624 lb). Maximum range: 37 km (22 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Standard warhead: W31. Warhead yield: 40 KT. Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Maximum speed: 2,710 kph (1,680 mph). Initial Operational Capability: 1955.

AKA: M50; MGR-1B; Honest John.
Gross mass: 2,040 kg (4,490 lb).
Payload: 737 kg (1,624 lb).
Height: 7.56 m (24.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.76 m (2.49 ft).
Span: 1.37 m (4.49 ft).
Thrust: 382.00 kN (85,877 lbf).
Apogee: 9.10 km (5.60 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...

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

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