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American surface-to-air missile. Also XIM-10, YIM-10.

Maximum range: 470 km (290 mi). Boost Propulsion: Storable liquid rocket. Maximum speed: 2,740 kph (1,700 mph). Initial Operational Capability: 1959. Total Number Built: 300. Floor: 15 m (49 ft).

AKA: XF-99; CIM-10A; Bomarc; IM-99A.
Gross mass: 6,800 kg (14,900 lb).
Height: 14.27 m (46.81 ft).
Diameter: 0.88 m (2.88 ft).
Span: 5.55 m (18.20 ft).
Thrust: 89.20 kN (20,053 lbf).
Apogee: 18 km (11 mi).

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  • Bomarc Bomarc Mach 3 ramjet surface to air missile; the only surface-to-air missile ever deployed by the US Air Force. Its development in the 1950's played an important role in technological base for later missiles and launch vehicles. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Boeing American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Boeing Aerospace, Seattle, USA. More...

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