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AF Sparrow missile fired
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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
Valley Times Collection
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

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