Jan 3, 2009

AIR-2 Genie - Rocket

-The Douglas Genie (MB-1 Ding-Dong, AIR-2) was an unguided air-to-air rocket with a 1.5kt W25 nuclear warhead



AIR 2 Genie Rocket during transport



The U.S. Air Force launching the AIR-2 Genie



The AIR-2 Genie being loaded into a plane



Night launch of he AIR 2 Rocket



Plumbbob John Nuclear Test


Launch of the AIR-2 Genie rocket

-The popular name was AIR-2 Genie, but it was often nick-named 'Ding-Dong.'


An AIR-2 Genie on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force



AIR-2Genie Spec's
Length: 2.95 m (9 ft 8 in)
Diameter: 0.44 m (17.5 in)
Wingspan: 1.02 m (3 ft 4 in)
Launch weight: 373 kg (822 lb)
Speed: Mach 3.3
Range: 9.6 km (6 mi)
Guidance: Inertial (None)
Warhead: W25 nuclear fission, 1.5 kiloton yield
Date deployed: 1957
Date retired: 1985
Used with MF-9 Transport Trailer


Video footage of the AIR-2 Genie Rocket being Launched

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