U.S. Army photograph / Unidentified photographer

Launch of U.S. missile

February 16, 1958

Vintage photograph with “U.S. Army Photograph” stamp and caption on the verso with identifying number “C-12711”.
20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in)
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The US Army’s Sergeant, a highly mobile guided ballistic missile, will be the successor to the four-year-old Corporal. The 30 foot long missile utilizes a solid propellant rocket motor and can be quickly emplaced and fired by a small crew under all conditions of weather and terrain. It is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and is invulnerable to any known means of countermeasures.

From caption.

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