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Lark

     Development and testing of the Lark began in 1944. It was designed by the Navy as a defense against Japanese aerial suicide attacks in the Pacific. The idea was for an observer to remotely guide the missile to its target via a radio link. Further development testing was conducted at White Sands after WWII. U.S. Navy

  • Length: 14 feet
  • Diameter: 25 inches
  • Weight: 1,200 pounds
  • Propellant: Liquid
  • Range: 15 miles
  • Speed: 700 MPH
  • First Fired: 1951