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Talos Missile

 
 
TALOS Missile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
1. TALOS Missile Marker
Inscription.  The Talos Series of shipborn missiles was one of the most powerful in the U.S. Navy. It's main function was anti-aircraft for fleet defense. But later versions had surface-to-surface capability.
Range: Over 75 miles
Speed Mach 2.5
Weight: 7,000 lbs.
Warhead: Nuclear or Conventional
The Talos Missile system was operation on 7 guided missile cruisers from 1959 to 1979.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, Cold.
 
Location. 32° 47.44′ N, 79° 54.304′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is in Patriots Point Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patriots Point Vietnam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Helicopter Attack Squadron (Light) Three Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clamagore (SS-343) (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Submarine Lost Boat Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memoriam • USS Thresher and USS Scorpion
TALOS Missile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
2. TALOS Missile Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S.S. Laffey (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Pollack (SSN 603) USS Haddo (SSN 604) (approx. 0.2 miles away); The A-4 Skyhawk Pilots (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
TALOS Missile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
3. TALOS Missile Marker
TALOS Missile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
4. TALOS Missile Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,665 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 20, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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