Nike-Tomahawk

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A Nike Tomahawk photographed at Wallops Flight Facility.

The Nike Tomahawk was a two-stage American sounding rocket. The first stage was a Nike rocket, the second a Tomahawk rocket.

The Nike Tomahawk has a ceiling of 230 statute miles (370 km), a payload capacity of 100 pounds (45 kg), a launch thrust of 49,000 pounds of force (217 kN), a launch weight of 2,200 pounds (990 kg), a diameter of 17 inches (0.42 m) and a length of 35 feet 5 inches (10.80 m). The Nike Tomahawk was launched 395 times between June 25, 1963 and November 27, 1995.

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