Home - Search - Browse - Alphabetic Index: 0- 1- 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9
A- B- C- D- E- F- G- H- I- J- K- L- M- N- O- P- Q- R- S- T- U- V- W- X- Y- Z
Mace
Part of Matador Family
Mace
Mace
Credit: via Andreas Parsch
American intermediate range cruise missile. Intermediate range cruise missile. Only Cape Canaveral launches are listed here, but over 30 launches were also conducted from Launch Area Able-51 by Detachment 1, 4504th CCTW at Holloman AFB, New Mexico from October 1959 through 1963.

AKA: CGM-13;CGM-13C;MGM-13A/B;TM-76. Status: Retired 1971. First Launch: 1959-10-29. Last Launch: 1963-07-17. Number: 44 . Gross mass: 8,500 kg (18,700 lb). Height: 14.30 m (46.90 ft). Diameter: 1.40 m (4.50 ft). Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

Mace was an improved version of the Matador cruise missile. The Matador's radio guidance was replaced by an innovative autonomous radar-mapping, terrain matching system. A redesigned airframe accommodated more fuel, increasing range to 1300 km (800 miles), while at the same time allowing the mobile missile to be transported fully assembled on its zero-length launch trailer. Flight testing began in 1956, and the first squadron became operational in 1959, replacing Matador missiles in Army service.

Development of the Mace B began in 1959. A new inertial guidance system was installed, which allowed the missile to cruise at high altitude, doubling the range. The drawback was that the missile had to be launched from previously-surveyed, semi-hardened, fixed shelters. First test launch was on 11 July 1960, with deployment from 1961. The Mace was withdrawn from service in 1966-1971, being replaced by the Pershing ballistic missile. Surplus Maces were used as target drones.

Initial Operational Capability: 1959.


More at: Mace.

Family: coffin-launched, IRCM, US Cruise Missiles. Country: USA. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Cape Canaveral LC22, Cape Canaveral LC21/1, Cape Canaveral LC21/2. Stages: CGM-13B stage. Agency: Martin. Bibliography: 2, 563, 567.

1959 October 29 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC22. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1959 December 4 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC22. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1960 February 11 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC22. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1960 March 31 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC22. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1960 April 27 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC22. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1960 June 3 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC22. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1960 June 24 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC22. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1960 July 11 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1960 September 21 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1960 October 7 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1960 October 21 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1960 November 15 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1960 December 16 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1961 March 7 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1961 March 16 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1961 March 28 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 0 km (0 mi).

1961 April 28 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1961 June 2 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1961 June 16 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1961 June 21 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1961 July 18 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1961 August 4 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1961 September 1 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1961 September 22 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1961 November 14 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1961 December 5 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1962 January 12 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1962 January 12 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1962 January 24 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1962 January 26 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1962 February 1 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1962 February 8 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1962 February 15 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1962 February 21 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1962 March 1 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1962 March 2 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1962 October 31 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1962 November 8 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1962 December 4 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/2. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1962 December 11 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/2. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1963 June 5 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1963 June 12 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1963 June 28 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/2. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).

1963 July 17 - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC21/1. Launch Pad: LC21/pad?. LV Family: Matador. Launch Vehicle: Mace.
  • Test mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Apogee: 12 km (7 mi).


Home - Search - Browse - Alphabetic Index: 0- 1- 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9
A- B- C- D- E- F- G- H- I- J- K- L- M- N- O- P- Q- R- S- T- U- V- W- X- Y- Z
© 1997-2017 Mark Wade - Contact
© / Conditions for Use