M-2 Corporal

M-2 Corporal (HM1YNG)

Location: Hampton, VA 23666
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 2.607', W 76° 21.951'

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Army · IRBM

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The Army's Corporal was the first U.S. ballistic missile originally developed by the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. It was powered by a liquid-fuel rocket engine and carried either a high explosive or nuclear warhead. A surface-to-surface missile, Corporal was fired from a launching pad, where it was placed by a self-propelled, electrically powered transporter-erector. Control was by command guidance system. After firing, minor corrections were made to the trajectory to insure accuracy. Range was around 75 miles at Mach 3.

A research version called the WAC Corporal, mounted as the second-stage atop a German V-2 rocket launched from White Sands, New Mexico set an altitude record in February 1949, reaching nearly 250 miles into space.
Placed ByAir Power Park
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Date Added Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 378538 N 4100564
Decimal Degrees37.04345000, -76.36585000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 2.607', W 76° 21.951'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 2' 36.42" N, 76° 21' 57.06" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-451 US-258, Hampton VA 23666, US
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