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BOMARC Santa Rosa Isl

Last modified: 10 Mar 2020, submitted by: Yuuup
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Country: United States    Region: Florida

Latitude: 30° 23' 17" N     Longitude: -87° 11' 31" E

Area use / Military Branches: Demolished

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Former A site: USAF Air Def Cmd 4751st Air Def Msl Sqn operating 30x CIM-10s 1960-1979
Former B site: at grid 3035'36.70"N 8637'19.91"W Same unit, same site configuration

Activated 15 January 1959 Assigned to 73d Air Division (Weapons)
Reassigned to: 32d Air Division, 1 October 1959
Reassigned to: Montgomery Air Defense Sector, 1 July 1962
Reassigned to: Air Defense, Tactical Air Command, 1 September 1979
Deactivated 30 September 1979

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.

4751 ADMS patch http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5a/4751st_Air_Defense_Squadron_-_ADC_-_Emblem.png

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