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    Missle Nose Section Unknown

    This is out of my area so I am posting this for a friend who has 2 of the same missile nose sections, 55 inches (1.397 meters) in length, located in the U.S.A. One has an a Boeing Company tag on the inside.

    Any guesses for an ID would be most appreciated.

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    Brian
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    A quick google of SLTP comes up with SRAM AGM-69A. SLTP partly means Training Payload.

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    Last edited by kahu1; 4th April 2019 at 07:00 AM.

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    Definitely looks like the outer body cover for the payload section. The SRAM-Short Range Attack Missile--was pretty easy to identify as it was the ONLY AF system at the time that had the white "rubberized" coating. This was an early "stealth" attempt as the rubber did not reflect radar like the previous "metal" missiles. Later attempts on other weapon systems were a gray coating, not nearly as soft. The AGM-69 was "lovingly" referred to as the "Rubber Duck" and was a pain to work on, in that the surface could be easily torn or damaged by a slip of the wrench. Also, the rubber over the assembly screws had to be dug out for disassembly--including warhead maintenance, then upon reassembly, these holes had to be filled back in with the rubber compound. The system has been retired and the warheads "recycled" years ago.

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