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Eglin AFB in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

AGM-28 Houndog Missile

 
 
AGM-28 Houndog Missile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 26, 2017
1. AGM-28 Houndog Missile Marker
Inscription.
The Hound Dog was designed as a long range, stand-off air to ground strategic missile. It was carried in pairs beneath the wings of B-52 aircraft. The overall mission of the Hound Dog was to aid B-52s in successfully carrying out the strategic bombing offensive

The Hound Dog missile program was initiated in 1956. On 16 October 1958, the USAF awarded a contract to North American Aviation, Inc.. In April 1959, the AGM-28 was launched form a B-52. On 21 December 1959, the first production AGM-28 was accepted by the USAF.

The Hound Dog was built with a canard, a delta wing configuration, an under slung J52 engine and a self-contained inertial auto-navigational guidance system. A unique feature of the Hound Dog was its engine could be used to supplement those of the host B-52 to augment thrust at take-off or cruise. The missile could then be refueled from its host B-52 wing fuel tanks prior to its launch.

This AGM-28 Hound Dog missile is being depicted as AGM-28A S/N 59-2794 which was the first A Model missile delivered to the Strategic Air Command which assigned it to Eglin AFB, FL. A total of 703 AGM-28 Hound Dog missiles were produced. The Hound Dog missiles were removed from alert duty on 30 June 1975 and the last missile was removed from SAC inventory on 15 June 1978.

Specifications
Manufacturer
AGM-28 Houndog Missile & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 26, 2017
2. AGM-28 Houndog Missile & Marker
North American Aviation
Thrust One — Pratt & Whitney J52-PW-3 Turbojet engine rated at 7,500 lbs of thrust
Length 42 ft 6 in
Wing span 12 ft 2 in
Height 9 ft 4 in
Diameter 28 in
Weight 10,147 lbs
Speed 1,200 mph Cruise / Mach 2+ (1520+ mph) Max
Range 785 miles
Ceiling 56,200 ft
Armament W-28 Thermonuclear warhead
This missile is on loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force
 
Location. 30° 27.929′ N, 86° 33.688′ W. Marker is in Eglin AFB, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Pinchot Road (State Road 189) and Museum Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the Air Force Armament Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Museum Drive, Eglin AFB FL 32542, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. B-52 Stratofortress (a few steps from this marker); MIG-21 Fishbed (within shouting distance of this marker); Bernard A. Schriever Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); GBU-43/B MOAB (within shouting distance of this marker); SR-71 Blackbird
AGM-28 Houndog Missile image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 26, 2017
3. AGM-28 Houndog Missile
(within shouting distance of this marker); O-2 Skymaster (within shouting distance of this marker); F-4 Phantom II (within shouting distance of this marker); B-47 Stratojet (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eglin AFB.
 
Also see . . .
1. Air Force Armament Museum. (Submitted on April 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. AGM-28 Hound Dog on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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