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Hughes AGM-76 Falcon

The AGM-76 was an air-to-ground derivative of the AIM-47 Falcon long-range air-to-air missile, designed in 1966 as a quick-response anti-radar weapon against SAM sites in Vietnam. It was equipped with the S-band seeker of an AGM-45 Shrike, and had a 113 kg (250 lb) high-explosive warhead (from a MK 81 bomb). AGM-76A missiles were fired from F-4D, A-6 and F-105F aircraft. It is unclear whether there firings were pure tests or if they included also operational missions.

Photo: Phil Callihan


Note: Data given by several sources show slight variations. Figures given below may therefore be inaccurate!

Data for AGM-76A:

Length4.06 m (13 ft 4 in)
Wingspan0.838 m (33 in)
Diameter34.4 m (13.5 in)
Weight431 kg (951 lb)
SpeedMach 4
PropulsionLockheed XSR13-LP-1 solid-fueled rocket
Warhead113 kg (250 lb) high-explosive

Main Sources

[1] U.S. Air Force missile nomenclature records
[2] E-mail from Sean O'Connor
[3] Roadrunners Internationale

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Last Updated: 19 January 2008