Rocket Pictures #4

Scale Photos

AIM-54A Phoenix being loaded on an F-14

Hughes neg 72-17109, Dec 11, 1972

AIM-54A Phoenix being launched from an F-14

Hughes neg 72-14838, Jul 22, 1972

Sandhawk rocket poised on a launcher at Sandia Laboratories' Tonopah (Nevada) Test Range.  The Sandhawk is a single-stage, solid propulsion sounding rocket. It has a Thiokol TE-M-473 motor that develops 24,500 pounds of thrust. It is 13 inches in diameter, 24.1 feet long and carries a 200-pound gross payload to an altitude of 110 miles.

Sandia caption, neg C66-3565, undated