Military Wednesday - AGM-28 Hound Dog

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Wednesday, Apr 25 2012 by

The North American Aviation Corporation AGM-28 Hound Dog was a supersonic, jet propelled, air-launched cruise missile. The Hound Dog missile was first given the designation B-77, then redesignated GAM-77, and finally as AGM-28. The Hound Dog was conceived as a temporary stand-off weapon for the B-52 Stratofortress bomber, to be used until the GAM-87 Skybolt air-launched ballistic missile was available. Instead, the Skybolt missile was canceled within a few years, and the Hound Dog was deployed for 15 years until the missile was replaced by newer weapons, including the SRAM missile and the USAF Air-Launched Cruise Missile.

North American GAM-77/AGM-28 "Hound Dog" (Birds Eye)
North American GAM-77/AGM-28 "Hound Dog"
North American AGM-28A "Hound Dog" nuclear cruise missile (Birds Eye)
North American AGM-28A "Hound Dog" nuclear cruise missile