The US Army acquired seven PQM-102As for use in evaluation of the Stinger and SAM-D (later named Patriot) surface-to-air missiles. Most of the remainder were used by the USAF at Tyndall AFB and Holloman AFB.

The later PQM-102B had improved systems and added a low-altitude mode (for altitudes down to 60 m (200 ft)), for which a radar altimeter was installed. By relocating the electronics, the cockpit of the PQM-102B could reportedly be kept free for optional manned operation.

The last PQM-102B (56-1072) was expended at Holloman AFB in 1986.

I'm guessing that this one may be used in conjunction with the rocket sled off just to the west.
View in Google Earth Categories: No Longer There
By: kjfitz


Please enable images and enter code to post