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US Army Honest John Missile - US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL
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N 34° 42.619 W 086° 39.356
16S E 531506 N 3840973
Quick Description: A US Army Honest John 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 1:57:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMWXMA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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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 US Army Honest John Missile and Launcher is located near the Space Shot ride.

An interpretive sign reads as follows:

"US ARMY HONEST JOHN

The Honest John was a free-flight surface to air missile. It was one of the Army’s early efforts, and its guidance system was primitive – basically just aim-and-shoot, like most standard artillery weapons.

First deployed in 1953, it had a range of 15 to 30 miles and could be carried on a self-propelled mobile launcher.

The Honest John is no longer in the Army’s inventory.

Length: 27.275ft

Weight: 5900 lbs.

Range: 15-30 mi

Velocity: 1100 mph

Thrust: 90950 lbs

Prime Contractor: Douglas Aircraft Company"
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Honest John 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:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
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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