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Redstone

     Designed by Dr. Wernher Von Braun and developed at Redstone Arsenal this was once the Army's largest surface-to-surface ballistic missile. It could deliver a nuclear warhead to targets 200 miles away. The Redstone was used as the first stage of the Jupiter C which successfully orbited America's first satellite. Redstone boosters were also used by NASA to send Alan Shepard into space in 1961. U.S. Army

  • Length: 69 feet
  • Diameter: 70 inches
  • Weight: 30 tons
  • Propellant: Liquid
  • Range: 200 miles
  • First Fired: 1958

See Redstone Missile Action Photos!


Preparation for first firing of the Redstone
by troops under field conditions.



See A Battery, 217th Field Artillery Photos!