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US Army Corporal Missile - US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 34° 42.609 W 086° 39.359
16S E 531503 N 3840953
Quick Description: A Corporal Missile on static display outside of the Main Exhibit Building at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 10/26/2017 1:37:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMWXM2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 1

Long Description:
There are dozens of rockets, missiles, missile launchers, and other aircraft on static display outside of the Main Exhibit Building at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.

The waymarked Corporal Missile is located near other missiles west of the Space Shot ride.

An interpretive sign reads as follows:

"US ARMY CORPORAL

The Corporal was one of the Army’s early efforts to develop a tactical missile. Research and development of the Corporal system began in 1944, and the system went into operation 9 years later in 1955.

This was a surface to surface, radio command guided liquid fuel missile. Its range of 70 miles gave it the capability of engaging tactical targets far beyond the range of artillery.
As the Army’s arsenal of missiles grew, the Corporal became the first ballistic missile to be killed by a missile. A Nike Hercules tracked and shot down a Corporal at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, in June 1960.

By the early 1960s, the Corporal was declared obsolete and was replaced by the Army’s Sergeant Russell System.

Length: 46 ft

Weight: 12,000 lbs

Range: 75 miles

Velocity: 2223 mph

Thrust: 20,000 lbs

Prime contractor:
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company,
Jet Propulsion Laboratory"
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): US Army Corporal Missile

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville AL

inside / outside: outside

Access restrictions:
Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.


Tail Number: (S/N): Not listed

Other Information:: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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