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The Lacrosse Field Artillery Missile Was Designed For The Unites States Army By ...

The Lacrosse Field Artillery Missile Was Designed For The Unites States Army By  ...

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Description: the lacrosse field artillery missile was designed for the unites states army by the cornell aeronautical laboratory and went into production in 1956 at the martin company plant in orlando , florida . it was launched from a 6x6 truck for tactical support of troops in forward combat areas . radio guided by a forward observer , it carried either a high explosive or an atomic warhead . its solid rocket motor gave it a range of from 12 to 20 miles . . . when armed with an atomic warhead , it is difficult to see how the forward area troops would hope to avoid the atomic blast or resulting nuclear fall out . u . s . air force museum , cape canveral afs , florida .

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