National Affairs: Mongrel Makes Good

Air Force missilemen made a convincing display last week of a new missile that they have put together out of the parts and pieces of old projects. The mongrelized missile is aptly named Hound Dog. It has real bite. As the U.S.'s first effective plane-launched, jet-propelled air-to-ground missile, Hound Dog adds range and firepower to 1960's most potent operational weapon, the intercontinental B-52s of the Strategic Air Command.

To prove it, an eight-jet B-52G lifted off from Florida's Eglin Air Force Base last week with a 43-ft. Hound Dog slung under each wing. Air...

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