World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

RTV-A-2 Hiroc

 

RTV-A-2 Hiroc

MX-774
Production history
Designer Consolidated-Vultee
Designed 1946
Specifications

Operational
range
1,500 to 5,000 mi. (2,400 to 8,000 km)

The RTV-A-2 Hiroc (High-altitude Rocket) was the United States' first attempt at an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). In 1946, Consolidated-Vultee was given an Army Air Forces research contract and began design and development of the MX-774, which led to Convair's development of the Atlas ICBM.[1] Although the MX-774 itself was cancelled, three prototype launch vehicles were built, designated RTV-A-2. The three rockets were launched in July, September, and December of 1948, all three launches being considered partial successes.[2]

References and notes

  1. ^  
  2. ^ Parsch, Andreas (2005). "Convair RTV-A-2 Hiroc". Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles - Appendix 1: Early Missiles and Drones. Designation-Systems. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.