Lockheed Senior Prom specifications

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Message posted by Vahe Demirjian (Member since 04/28/2022) on June 01, 2022 at 20:58:18 PST:

Hi all,

The page "Lockheed Senior Prom" (which Andreas Parsch borrowed from the website Designation-Systems.net) should be updated to incorporate the specifications for the Senior Prom given in the book "75 Years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works" by Jim Goodall:

- Length: 18 ft 4 in (5.59 meters)
- Wingspan: 12 ft 6 in (3.81 meters)
- Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 meters)
- Max T.O. Weight: 2,420 lb (1,098 kg)
- Ferry Range: 2,000 miles (3,218 km)
- Powerplant: one Williams F107 turbofan
- Design Speed: Mach 0.7 (519 mph; 835 km/h)
- Service Ceiling: 55,000 ft (16,764 meters)
- Combat Radius: 2,000 miles (1,737 nm; 3,218 km)
- Weapons Load: one warhead, either conventional or nuclear

Since the B-1B's internal weapons bay is 15 feet in length, the Senior Prom missile was too big to fit in the bomb bay of a B-1B. Even though the AGM-129 has retractable wings, it also was not small enough to be carried inside the weapons bay of a B-1B. Therefore, the B-52 would have been the only weapons platform able to carry the Senior Prom. Also, there was a competing program to Senior Prom, codenamed Teal Dawn, and by the early 1980s, the USAF decided to have both Teal Dawn and Senior Prom canceled and start the Advanced Technology Cruise Missile competition, which GD won, resulting the the AGM-129 (https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/senior-prom-and-acm-precursors-and-alternatives-to-the-agm-129.38041/#post-498942).

Attached link: https://www.dreamlandresort.com/black_projects/senior_prom.html; https://www.amazon.com/years-Lockheed-Martin-Skunk-Works/dp/1472846478


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