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Talos

     This missile could carry a nuclear or conventional warhead and could be used for air defense and against ships and shore-bombardment targets. Thirteen years of research and development went into the Talos. A prototype missile ship called the Desert Ship was built at White Sands for testing the missile's performance. It used a solid-fuel rocket motor as a booster and then a ramjet engine as a sustainer. U. S. Navy

  • Length: 30 feet
  • Diameter: 30 inches
  • Weight: 7,000 pounds including booster
  • Propellant: Missile - Liquid // Booster - Solid
  • Ceiling: 50,000 feet
  • Range: 50 miles
  • Velocity: Mach 2
  • First Fired: 1951