RIM-50 Typhon

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RIM-50 Typhon LR
Launch of a RIM-50 Typhon missile c1962.jpg
Test Launch of Development Missile
Type Long range surface-to-air missile
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service Canceled December 1963
Used by United States Navy
Production history
Manufacturer Bendix
Specifications
Weight 2,060 pounds (937 kg)
Length 15.5 feet (4.70 m)
Diameter 1.5 feet (0.47 m)
Warhead High explosive 150 pounds (68 kg) continuous rod, later blast fragmentation
Detonation
mechanism
Proximity Fuse

Engine Two-stage, Solid-fueled rocket booster; ramjet sustainer
Wingspan 5.15 feet (1.57 m)
Propellant Solid fuel
Operational
range
200 nm (370 km)
Flight ceiling 95,000 feet (29,000 m)
Speed Mach 4.0
Guidance
system
Inertial
Launch
platform
Ship

The RIM-50 Typhon LR was a missile that was intended to be a Terrier missile–sized replacement to the Talos missile to be used with the Typhon combat system.[1] The RIM-50 was canceled in 1963 along with the medium range RIM-55, when the Typhon combat system was canceled. The technology in development for this missile was incorporated in to the RIM-67 Standard missile.

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