Good link for AGM-77 Hound Dog and ADM-20 Quail decoy.

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" I knew the Pilots, a guy name Nunally flew our White F-100 company chase plane. He and a photographer would chase the Hound Dog at launch for a few minutes, then the Dog would pull ahead.
We launched one at White Sands, New Mexico, a low level radar pitch integrator terrain following. Well it was doing fine till it came to a cliff drop off. It was flying great low level, just above the ground, when it went over this cliff, it commanded it to pitch down, by the time the radar altimeter figured
out to pull out and level off again, the Pratt and Whitney engine just barely sucked in some of that New Mexico desert, Well it killed a jack rabbit. So we used the headline :Hound Dog Kills Rabbit."


http://www.ammsalumni.org/html/adm-20_history_data.html
 

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sferrin said:
http://www.ammsalumni.org/html/agm-28_history_data.html

" I knew the Pilots, a guy name Nunally flew our White F-100 company chase plane. He and a photographer would chase the Hound Dog at launch for a few minutes, then the Dog would pull ahead.
We launched one at White Sands, New Mexico, a low level radar pitch integrator terrain following. Well it was doing fine till it came to a cliff drop off. It was flying great low level, just above the ground, when it went over this cliff, it commanded it to pitch down, by the time the radar altimeter figured
out to pull out and level off again, the Pratt and Whitney engine just barely sucked in some of that New Mexico desert, Well it killed a jack rabbit. So we used the headline :Hound Dog Kills Rabbit."


http://www.ammsalumni.org/html/adm-20_history_data.html

Interesting site, sure.

However, the text about the ADM-20 looks awfully familiar (except for the silly replacement of all occurences of "ADM-20" by "ADM-20 Quail missle" ???) - they could at least have added a small link to their source ::) .
 

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