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Friday, January 10, 2014

Last(ing) Legacy - Final JB-2 launch

10 January 1949

The JB-2 Loon launch program at HAFB was terminated after successful development of a radio guidance and control system that could control and even skid-land a JB-2 under the control of an airborne or ground transmitter.

[Editor's note: I thought the photo was appropriate - the JB-2 Loon launch ramp with a (typical) storm approaching in the Sacramento Mountains.]

Source: Mindling and Bolton (2009), U.S. Air Force Tactical Missiles, ISBN 978-0-557-00029-6 (via en.wikipedia.org)