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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile

 
 
AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 22, 2013
1. AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile Marker
Inscription. The AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile was the United States’ first Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM). It was made to deliver W28, 4-megaton nuclear warheads. North American Aviation was contracted in 1956 to build the protoype. The AGM-28 was put into service in 1960. Pratt & Whitney J52-P-3 turbojets provided the propulsion with 7,500 lbs. of thrust. A total of 722 of these missiles were produced from 1961 through 1975. In 1976, all AGM-28 Hound Dog missiles were taken out of service and replaced by the AGM-69 Short-Range Attack Missile (SRAM).

Specifications of the AGM-28
Wingspan: 12’
Length: 42’-6”
Launch weight: 10,000 lbs.
Top speed: 1,920 mph
Range: 700 miles
Ceiling: 200’ to 55,000’
Guidance: N5G Inertial Navigation System
Platform: B-52G Stratofortress
 
Location. 34° 48.701′ N, 87° 37.432′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Veterans Park Drive 0.3 miles east of South Cox Creek Parkway (Alabama Route 133), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located south of the Veterans Museum near the restrooms. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hawk Missile (a few steps
AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 22, 2013
2. AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile Marker
from this marker); W.W. II Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); The “Honest John” Rocket (within shouting distance of this marker); Don Leslie Michael (within shouting distance of this marker); “Gooney Bird” Propeller (within shouting distance of this marker); 16” Projectile (within shouting distance of this marker); Anti-Tank Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); 75mm Field Gun (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile. The North American Aviation AGM-28 Hound Dog was a supersonic, jet propelled, air-launched cruise missile. The Hound Dog missile was first given the designation B-77, then redesignated GAM-77, and finally as AGM-28. (Submitted on October 24, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 22, 2013
3. AGM-28 Hound Dog Missile
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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