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Swiss surface-to-air missile. The dual-thrust (45 kN then 22 kN) solid propellant motor providing a total impulse of 900 kN-sec.

Failures: 1. Success Rate: 66.67%. First Fail Date: 1971-07-30. Last Fail Date: 1971-07-30. Launch data is: incomplete. Maximum range: 37 km (22 mi). Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Maximum speed: 2,900 kph (1,800 mph). Initial Operational Capability: 1968.

Status: Retired 1972.
Gross mass: 798 kg (1,759 lb).
Height: 5.49 m (18.01 ft).
Diameter: 0.43 m (1.41 ft).
Span: 2.01 m (6.59 ft).
Thrust: 57.80 kN (12,994 lbf).
Apogee: 21 km (13 mi).
First Launch: 1967.10.27.
Last Launch: 1972.12.13.
Number: 3 .

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See also
  • Micon Swiss surface-to-air missile. The dual-thrust (45 kN then 22 kN) solid propellant motor providing a total impulse of 900 kN-sec. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Oerlikon Swiss manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Oerlikon, Switzerland. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

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