USS Little Rock CLG-4 - Talos Missiles
Bill Maloney

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01 Talos Missile 02 Talos Missile 03 Talos Missile Launcher 04 Talos Missile Launcher
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Talos RIM-8 Missile Specifications:

Length: 38 feet, 0 inches
Diameter: 2 feet, 4 inches
Launch Weight: 7,800lbs
Cruise Speed: Mach 2.5
Range: 115 miles
Maximum Height: 80,000 feet
Guidance: Radar beam riding and semi active radar homing
Thrust: Static - 500lbs Maximum - 770lbs
Powerplant: Stage 1: Mk 11 Solid Fueled Rocket Booster / Stage II: Bendix Ramjet Engine
 Conventional - 300lb HE
 Nuclear - W30 Nuclear Warhead 2-5 Kiloton Yield
Manufactured by: Bendix Corp.
First Flight: 1958

Here is a Youtube video of a Talos Missile training film, produced by and declassified by the US Navy. The film is really quite interesting and goes through the assembly, testing, and launching of the Talos missiles.

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