Test 173: Douglas GAM-87A Skybolt

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Test 173 was conducted on the Douglas GAM-87A Skybolt configuration during 11/2/1960 to 11/21/1960. The Douglas GAM-87 Skybolt was an air-launched (From the B-52 bomber aircraft) ballistic missile (ALBM) equipped with a thermonuclear warhead that was developed by the U.S. in the late 1950s. The UK joined the program in 1960. The GAM-87 was powered by a two stage solid-fuel rocket motor. The first stage control was by eight movable tail fins, while the second stage was equipped with a gimballed nozzle (thrust vectoring). A series of test failures and the development of submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) led to program cancellation in December 1962.

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