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Crossbow
Crossbow
Crossbow
American air-to-surface missile, development started in 1953. Program cancelled in 1957.

AKA: B-67;GAM-67. Status: Cancelled 1958. Thrust: 4.41 kN (991 lbf). Gross mass: 1,300 kg (2,800 lb). Height: 5.82 m (19.09 ft). Diameter: 0.67 m (2.19 ft). Span: 3.81 m (12.49 ft). Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).

Development of the air-launched antiradar/ECM/decoy Crossbow missile began in 1953 under project MX-2013. The first successful powered flight came in July 1956, and the first guided flight in May 1957. The turbojet-powered Crossbow was carried on underwing pylons of a B-50 or B-47 bomber. Development was cancelled in July 1957 in favor of the much more advanced Hound Dog, Quail, and Skybolt missiles planned for the B-52. Proposed follow-on WS-121B Longbow was terminated in 1960. Only 14 missiles were built.

Development Cost $: 74.600 million in 1958 dollars. Maximum range: 480 km (290 mi). Boost Propulsion: Turbojet. Maximum speed: 1,090 kph (670 mph). Initial Operational Capability: 1955.


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Family: aircraft-launched, air-to-surface. Country: USA. Agency: Radioplane.

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