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Family: Missile. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.
At request of Army Ordnance, Cal Tech's rocket laboratory developed the first US long-range missiles. Project ORDCIT resulted in development of the Private A and Corporal missiles.
Development Cost $: 50.10 million. in 1955 average dollars. Total Development Built: 55. Total Production Built: 1046. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 0.11 million. in 1959 unit dollars.
1944 Jan 1 -
- Private and Corporal missile development begun.
At request of Army Ordnance, Cal Tech's rocket laboratory started research and development program on long-range missiles, called Project ORDCIT, which resulted in development of Private "A" and Corporal missiles.
1953 Jun 1 -
- Corporal I development complete.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory completed development of the Corporal I, the first U.S. surface-to-surface ballistic missile, and continued with Corporal II development. Army Ordnance also asked JPL to study application of large-scale solid propellant rockets for use as surface-to-surface guided missiles.
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- 39 - Gunston, Bill,, Rockets and Missiles, Salamander, London, 1979.
- 281 - Nicholas, Ted G., U.S. Missile Data Book, 1983, Seventh Edition, Data Search Associates, Fountain Valley, California, 1982..
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