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Atomic Air-to-air rocket

Dont worry about accuracy (some crazy inventions of the 1950s)

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Added: Apr-19-2012 
By: Panzerknacker2
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Tags: Atomic, Air-to-air, rocket
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    • @doug-graves We also had the ability to use these to shoot down enemy satellites. We've had that capability since about 1960. It could fired from a high altitude fighter jet, and take out a satellite in orbit. Only had to get within something like 4 miles to destroy it.

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    • @ST0N3PONY - Which plane are you thinking? AFAIK, AIR-2A/B wasn't cleared for anything with a max ceiling high enough for that kind of work.

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    • @geekstud Couldn't remember offhand so I looked it up. The first successful test was the Bold Orion 199B, launched from a Stratojet. That was in 1959, and it passed within 4 miles of the satellite.

      The first satellite ever destroyed in orbit was when we fired a Nike Zeus missile in 63.

      Pretty cool though, considering that we could do it in 59, and I believe it was China that made the news last year or the year before when they were doing testing trying to accomplish the same thing.

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  • "frickin' sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their frickin' heads" comes to mind.

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  • We had hundreds of crazy atomic weapons defending our turf, like the Genie, Nike Ajax/Hercules, and Bomarc. They served their purpose as the last line of defense and deterrent against incoming nuclear attacks. The Russians had similar weapons for the defense of their country.

    Thankfully, we never had to use them.
    BTW, Had an Atlas F Silo practically in my backyard when I was a child.

    Great vid, voted!

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    • @Fred Flintstone I am about to watch the vid but am distracted by. . . "BTW" all matter-of-factly-like "Had an Atlas F Silo practically in my backyard when I was a child. bloody hell fred that sounds like you had loadsa places you wernt supposed t play right on your doorstep. that musta been fknbrill ;)

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    • @Fred Flintstone
      Is that the field up there near the 'Daks?

      sorry, meant to thumb up!

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    • @carbonbased2 This area had a huge Airforce presence in the '60s, not to mention the US's final nuclear weapons assembly plant is nearby. Everyday was a free airshow!

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    • @mikedelta12 These were based out of Altus AFB (OK). Dyess (Abilene) and Walker (Roswell,NM) were also Atlas F missile bases. Each were ringed with 12 Silos, each Atlas missile had a 3.75 megaton (W38) warhead.

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    • @Ace25 Most of the Atlas F silos are privately owned now. A few have even been retasked as underground homes. One near Abilene was available as a rental for parties and such.

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  • can't miss wih that !

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  • Well, that'll toast anything it gets near...

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  • cool

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  • I like it

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  • I like it

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  • Not a winner of a design

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    • @hedgehog
      I hate fire. Let's go back to being prey instead of predator...

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    • @hedgehog
      Just in case you don't know, Atomic Energy is used to produce STEAM, which powers the electricity producing turbines.
      Learn basic physics before you spout off, sounding like a total tool!

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