Credit: © Mark Wade
AKA: Barbados. First Launch: 1963-01-01. Last Launch: 1968-12-14. Number: 222 . Location: Windward Islands. Longitude: -59.48 deg. Latitude: 13.08 deg.
The Martlet 3A gun-launched rocket program began in the spring of 1963 with test flights beginning in September. Early Martlet 3A test flights were less then successful. At launch loads of 5000-6000 g's the rocket motor fuel grain would fail.The Martlet 3A set a world record as the largest rocket launched from a gun.