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9. BOMARC Duluth

Last modified: 24 Apr 2022, submitted by: Yuuup

Country: United States    Region: Maine

Latitude: 46° 55' 55" N     Longitude: -92° 7' 0" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed


Former USAF Air Def Cmd 74th Air Def Msl Sqn (1960-1972) operating 28x CIM-10 The missile site was at grid 4655′56″N 9153′00″W and supported by military units at Duluth.

CIM-10 Bomarc was a supersonic interceptor for Cold War air defense of North America which, in addition to being the first long-range anti-aircraft missile was the only SAM deployed by the USAF. Stored horizontally in a launcher shelter with movable roof, the aircraft was erected to fire vertically using rocket boosters and then was ramjet-powered during midcourse command guidance to a dive point. During the "homing dive", the missile's onboard AN/DPN-34 radar allowed the BOMARC to guide itself to the target (e.g., enemy bomber or formation) and a radar proximity fuze detonated the 10 kiloton nuclear W-40 warhead.

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