Tuesday, March 5, 2019

AGM-84 Harpoon Missile Photos

Thirty seven company and personal photos of the McDonnell Douglas AGM-84 Harpoon missile.

From the USAF Fact Sheet:

McDonnell AGM-84L "Harpoon" Missile
Engine:  One Teledyne /CAE J402-CA-400 turbojet; 680 lbs thrust
Wingspan:  3 ft 0 in
Length:  12 ft 7 in
Diameter:  1 ft 1 1/2 in
Weight:  1,145 lbs
Speed:  855 km/h
Range:  60+ nautical miles
Armament:  488 lbs high-explosive
Cost:  $474,609
The Harpoon is the only dedicated anti-shipping missile currently in service with US armed forces. It was developed beginning in 1968 and a production contract was awarded to McDonnell Douglas in 1971. The first test launch was in October 1972.
The Harpoon comes in air-launched, ship-launched, and submarine-launched varieties. The air-launched version is designated AGM-84. It is powered by a Teledyne/CAE J402 turbojet and has a maximum range of around 100 nautical miles. The AGM-85L on exhibit is equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) capability and is carried by some USAF B-52H aircraft.

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