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Photograph article dated April 24, 1963 partially reads, "The Air Force has successfully fired a Sparrow III air intercept missile at a maneuvering target by a Phantom II all-weather jet fighter. This was disclosed today at Edwards Air Force Base, near Lancaster, where the tests were conducted. Test and tactical pilots scored hits on each of their first tries with the F4C, new improved Air Force version of the double-sonic Navy interceptor and Marine Corps attack aircraft." Pictured are Sparrow inspectors, Maj. Harold K. Wimberly, test program director, left, and Capt. John J. Sullivan, flight test engineer, who are shown looking over a Sparrow missile under a F-4C Phantom II fighter, located at Edwards Air Force Base.
1 photographic print :b&w ;22 x 22 cm. Photographic prints
United States.--Air Force United States.--Army--Guided missile personnel Air pilots, Military--United States Guided missiles--Testing Phantom II (Jet fighter plane) Air weapons Air bases--United States Edwards Air Force Base (Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs