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Hackensack in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Talos SAM-N-6

Ship Launched Surface to Air Missile

 
 
Talos SAM-N-6 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
1. Talos SAM-N-6 Marker
Inscription.
Specifications:
Diameter: 28”
Length: 19-2”
Weight: 2,700 lbs
Wings: 9-2”
Range: 65 Miles
Engines: Ramjet
Warhead: Conventional 300 lbs - Nuclear
Navigation: Radio Controlled
Booster: 2,950 lbs of Thrust Solid Fuel

First test October 1951.
Used on US Navy Cruiser between 1957 and 1979.
This missile could also use nuclear warheads to destroy a bomber group or mass formation of aircraft. It was replaced by the current standard naval missile.
 
Location. 40° 52.832′ N, 74° 2.378′ W. Marker is in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of River Street and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the New Jersey Naval Museum on the Hackensack River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 78 River Street, Hackensack NJ 07601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Terrier SAM-N-7 (a few steps from this marker); Regulus I SSM-N-8 (a few steps from this marker); Underwater MK16 Mine (a few steps from this marker); Lark Anti-aircraft Missile (within shouting distance of this marker);
Talos SAM-N-6 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
2. Talos SAM-N-6 Marker
Polaris A-1 Missle (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Gudgeon (SS-211) (within shouting distance of this marker); Submariners Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Still on Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hackensack.
 
Also see . . .  New Jersey Naval Museum. (Submitted on April 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, Cold
 
Marker in Hackensack image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
3. Marker in Hackensack
Talos SAM-N-6 Missile image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
4. Talos SAM-N-6 Missile
Missiles at the New Jersey Naval Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2013
5. Missiles at the New Jersey Naval Museum
Several missiles are on display at this site. The Talos SAM-N-6 missile is seen here on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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