US ''Crow'' Missile

by Crusader1307

An early Cold War US Munition, The ''Crow'' Missile was a short lived, Air to Air Missile System designed by The US Naval Weapons Testing Center in California. (7) such Missiles were tested between 1961 and 1965 for possible usage by The US Navy. A solid-fueled System, The ''Crow'' incorporated Ramjet technology to increase speed to target. While moderately successful, The ''Crow'' was abandoned for other technology after 1965.

 

Roughly 300-pounds, The ''Crow'' Missile was 10-feet long with a diameter of 8-inches. They used a fixed wing stabilization design. The Ramjet produced 220-IBF of Thrust, allowing for a speed of 1,300-mph. Operational range was roughly 100-miles. The ''Crow'' was not Nuclear capable. The likely aerial platform for deployment was The F4 ''Phantom'' Fighter Jet.