Friday, February 03, 2012

Tonopah Test Range

Tonopah Test Range by NCReedplayer
Tonopah Test Range, a photo by NCReedplayer on Flickr.
Nike booster, don't recognize the sustainer.  Here what I found (via lazygranch.com's Tonopah page):
Thanks to the efforts of rec.aviation.military usenet readers, the consensus is this missile is a combination of a Nike Ajax booster (bottom half) and a B57 bomb (top half). It probably never flew as shown, but rather was put together because it looked cool.