Missile Magazine and Launch Operations

Missile Magazine and Launch Operations (HMO2W)

Location: Carrollton, VA 23314 Isle of Wight County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 57.717', W 76° 33.757'

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Range: 25-30 miles Speed: Mach 3 (1,679 mph) Altitude: 70,000 feet
Length: 34 feet 10 inches with booster Missile only: 21 feet
Weight: 2,455 lbs. with booster Missile only: 1,000 lbs.
Diameter: 12 inches Wingspan: 4 feet 6 inches
Warhead: Three high-explosive fragmentation charges mounted in the nose, center and aft sections
Guidance: Command by electronic computer and radar
Fuels: Booster — solid propellant, Missile — red fuming nitric acid

Missile System Contractors

Airframe: Douglas Aircraft Company, Santa Monica, California
Propulsion: Hercules Powder Company, Radford Arsenal, Virginia
Sustainer: Bell Aircraft Company, Buffalo, New York
Guidance: Bell Telephone Laboratories, New York, New York

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Directions to Jones Creek Site from Carrollton Nike Park:

Turn left onto Nike Park Road, right onto Titus Creek Drive, left onto Smiths Neck Road, left onto Boundary Road. Jones Creek Site is at the end of Boundary Road.
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HM NumberHMO2W
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 11:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360890 N 4091792
Decimal Degrees36.96195000, -76.56261667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.717', W 76° 33.757'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 43.02" N, 76° 33' 45.42" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13034 Nike Park Rd, Carrollton VA 23314, US
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