Boar (Rocket)

Boar (Rocket)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Bombardment Aircraft Rocket, also known as BOAR, the Bureau of Ordnance Aircraft Rocket, and officially as the 30.5-Inch Rocket, Mark 1, Mod 0, was an unguided air-to-surface rocket developed by the United States Navy's Naval Ordnance Test Station during the 1950s. Intended to provide a standoff nuclear capability for carrier-based aircraft, the rocket entered operational service in 1956, remaining in service until 1963.Following a specification developed during 1951, the development of the BOAR rocket was started in 1952 at the Naval Ordnance Test Station, located at China Lake, California. The project was intended to provide a simple means of extending the stand-off range of nuclear weapons delivered using the loft bombing technique, as some slower aircraft still faced marginal escape conditions when delivering ordinary gravity bombs even with the use of this techniqueshow more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134953628
  • 9786134953627