Missile, Surface-to-Air, Terrier 1
- General Dynamics Corp., Convair Division
- Shown here is the Terrier I ship-to-air missile, built by the Convair Division of the General Dynamics Corporation. This radar-guided missile had a maximum altitude of eight miles, a range of twelve miles, and could reach a velocity of Mach 2 (twice the speed of sound). The first test launch of a Terrier missile took place aboard the aircraft carrier USS Mississippi in 1954.
- By 1968 approximately fifty surface ships in the U.S. and foreign navies had been equipped to carry Terrier missiles. The Terrier II, a faster and longer-range version capable of carrying a larger payload, eventually replaced the Terrier I.
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- Transferred from U.S. Navy
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- CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets
- Body and motor, steel; red plastic insert in throat of motor; fins, non-ferrous, probably aluminum.
- Overall: 314 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 63in. (799.47 x 41.91 x 160.02cm)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
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