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XM-21

     Mostly engine, this vehicle was used as a target for the Nike and Hawk air defense systems under test at White Sands. The XM-21 was guided by radio remote control and its jet turbo engine propelled it to speeds up to 500 knots. A two-stage parachute was used to bring the craft safely back to the ground. U.S. Army

  • Length: 17.5 feet
  • Wing Span: 11 feet
  • Weight: 2,285 pounds
  • Propellant: Liquid
  • Ceiling: 40,000 feet
  • Speed: Mach .8