A-2 Polaris

A-2 Polaris (HM1YNH)

Location: Hampton, VA 23666
Country: United States of America

N 37° 2.592', W 76° 21.954'

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Polaris was a deterrent and retaliatory missile specifically designed for launch from a ballistic missile submarine while submerged (or surfaced) to strike a target some 1,500 miles away. A typical submarine carried 16 of these missiles which could all be launched within 15 minutes with target information programmed in as little as 30 seconds. The missile would be launched vertically from below the surface of the sea by a charge of compressed air from its launch tube.

Polaris was powered by solid-fuel rocket engine and solid-fuel booster with a thrust of 100,000 lbs. After being fired from the submerged submarine, the missile would leap into the air where its inertial guidance system would take over. It carried a nuclear warhead.
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HM NumberHM1YNH
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Placed ByAir Power Park
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Date Added Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 378533 N 4100537
Decimal Degrees37.04320000, -76.36590000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 2.592', W 76° 21.954'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 2' 35.52" N, 76° 21' 57.24" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near LaSalle Ave, Hampton VA 23666, US
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