Wednesday, March 7, 2018

GAM-87A Skybolt Pylon/Launcher Maintainability Design Review

GAM-87A Skybolt Maintainability Design Review_01 The purpose of this booklet is to acquaint you with the GAM-87A Pylon and associated equipment.

Skybolt was powered by two Aerojet General manufactured solid rocket motors. The missile had a length of 11.66 m and a diameter of 0.89 m. The fin span was 1.68 m. The two rocket stages of the 5000 kg missile propelled the warhead to a speed of 15300 km/h, which gave it a range of up to 1850 km.

Built by Douglas Aircraft Co. Dated April 1962. Credit:William H. Kuhlman Jr. Collection

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