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Matador-Mace

     This large missile was about the same size and weight of a small jet fighter. It was capable of carrying a conventional or nuclear warhead. The first Matador launch was in 1955 with the first Mace in 1959. The main difference was in their guidance systems. In Feb. 1958 a Matador was launched from White Sands and flew to Wendover Air Force Base in Utah. U.S. Air Force

  • Length: 40 feet
  • Diameter: 22 inches
  • Weight: 18,000 pounds
  • Propellant: Turbo jet engine
  • Range: 600 miles
  • Ceiling: 35,000 feet
  • First Fired: 1955