The Douglas AIR - 2
Genie was an unguided air to air missile with
a 1.5 kiloton nuclear warhead. It was deployed by USAF from 1957
to 1985 and could be carried by a wide variety of aircraft.
Above you see a practice firing of the Genie by a
F-106 Delta Dart.
is a photo of the only detonation of a Genie. It was the final practice firing before deployment.
The intent of the Genie was simple. During the era the
missile was in service the Soviet strategy was to send large numbers of bombers
to deliver nuclear weapons on the U.S. The U.S. determined the best way to deal
with the tactic was to use a single unguided nuclear air to air missile capable
of eliminating an entire squadron of bombers.
The cost per unit was a mere $11,000
making the Genie simple,
cheap and very effective.
Length: 9’ 7”
Wingspan: 3’ 4”
Weight: 830 pounds
Range: approx. 6
Max speed: Mach 3.3
Warhead: 1.5 kiloton
As missiles go the USAF Genie was impressive but I'll be honest,
if I had to choose, I'd still have to go with the Barbara Eden version because even today, I still dream of
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at that face.
grandson Emmett launched his first rocket a few years ago and he was excited!
year just before the holidays begin, I post a reminder to spend an hour or two
with the kids out flying. The day after Thanksgiving was always a great time
for me and my kids to go launch a few.
Here, Emmett launches my old Centuri Columbia
Our granddaughter Sela, is mesmerized by all the switches and buttons
on the launch box but she's ready to go!
Sela wanted to fly the BIG rocket. She got
to push the button for our single engine Saturn V. Yep, it flew on a D12-3.
Of course, it was a short flight but everything
went well and she really loved watching it go!
short walk and she's ready to go again.
never been much of a Black Friday shopper
mainly because I hate the crowds of people all fighting over the latest gadget
or whatever. I try not to go anywhere near a mall or strip center from November
1st through January 5th.
just a lot nicer to find an empty playground or open field where the kids can
get some fresh air and exercise. Chasing
rockets is a great way to make a few memories, take some photos and let the
kids know they are a priority too.
if the weather doesn’t co-operate you can still play a board game, take in a
movie or even build a rocket to fly during the Christmas holidays. Just get off
the couch, put away the laptops and tablets and spend some time with your kids.
won’t regret it.
She'll go with you anywhere! Kevin, owner and moderator at the Alien Soup  sci-fi
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