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MGR-1 Honest John tactical missile

Country of Origin: USA


The Honest John was the U.S. Army's first nuclear-armed short-range battlefield missile. It was also capable of carrying a conventional warhead. It was an unguided, free-flight 762-mm artillery rocket similar to the Soviet FROG series.

The missile is a thick cylinder with a bulged, ogival warhead section and cruciform, angled, cropped delta tailfins.

Honest John's fire control was similar to that for conventional artillery, which reflected the intent to provide an easy-to-use...

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