Army · IRBM
—Air Power Park Tour —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.
|Placed By||Air Power Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 378538 N 4100564|
|Decimal Degrees||37.04345000, -76.36585000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 2.607', W 76° 21.951'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 2' 36.42" N, 76° 21' 57.06" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401-451 US-258, Hampton VA 23666, US|
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