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MIM-14A


American surface-to-air missile. W31 Mod 2 warhead. Two different warhead sections were possible: M22 and M97, with yields of 1-20-40 kt.

Development Cost $: 148.700 million. Recurring Price $: 0.195 million in 1964 dollars. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 0.055 million in 1964 dollars. Standard warhead: 510 kg (1,120 lb). Maximum range: 139 km (86 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Standard warhead: W31. Warhead yield: 40 KT. Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Maximum speed: 4,190 kph (2,600 mph). Initial Operational Capability: 1958. Total Number Built: 9302. Total Development Built: 302. Total Production Built: 9000. Floor: 600 m (1,960 ft). Surveillance Radar: FP-37. Tracking Radar: FP-36.

AKA: MIM-14A; Nike Hercules; SAM-A-25.
Gross mass: 4,530 kg (9,980 lb).
Payload: 510 kg (1,120 lb).
Height: 12.50 m (41.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.79 m (2.59 ft).
Span: 2.29 m (7.51 ft).
Thrust: 775.00 kN (174,226 lbf).
Apogee: 46 km (28 mi).

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  • Nike Hercules Two stage surface-to-air missile, replaced Nike Ajax, operational with the US and allied armies. Rocket stages later used in sounding rockets. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

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