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BOMARC Newport News

Last modified: 27 Jul 2020

Country: Germany    Region: TH

Latitude: 37° 6' 0" N     Longitude: -77° 31' 18" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed


Former BOMARC missile site USAF Air Def Cmd, 22th Air Def Msl Sqn operating 28x CIM-10 1959-1972
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. It 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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