This website is dedicated to the men and women assigned the Airborne Missile Maintenance Squadron in the Strategic Air Command. They maintained the GAM-77/AGM-28 Hound Dog Missiles, GAM-72/ADM-20 Quail Missiles, and AQM-34 Firebee Missiles used to protect our nation during the Cold War. I would like to thank everyone that has contributed photographs, materials and money to them maintenance of this website. And a special thank you to Tom Dillion for twisting the arms of everyone at the reunions to collect funds to defray the cost of operating the website and newsletter. All of your contributions are greatly appreciated. Thank You!
Ronald Sortor, Webmaster
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Operation Blue Nose Strategic Air Command B-52’s Hound Dog Cruise Missile
Created by the Strategic Air Command, this film documents Operation Blue Nose in April of 1960. On April 20, a 4135th Strategic Wing B-52G crew at Eglin AFB, Fla., launched a Hound Dog missile at the end of a 20-hour, 30-minute flight to the North Pole and back. This test verified the ability of the B-52 and missile to operate in temperatures as low as 75 degrees below zero. The North American Aviation Corporation AGM-28 Hound Dog was a supersonic, jet propelled, air-launched cruise missile. The Hound Dog missile was first given the designation B-77, then redesignated GAM-77, and finally as AGM-28. The Hound Dog was conceived as a temporary stand-off weapon for the B-52 Stratofortress bomber, to be used until the GAM-87 Skybolt air-launched ballistic missile was available. Instead, the Skybolt missile was canceled within a few years, and the Hound Dog was deployed for 15 years until the missile was replaced by newer weapons, including the SRAM missile and the AGM-86 Air-Launched Cruise Missile.
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
B-52 Mito Take Off With Hound Dog Missiles From the movie “A Gathering of Eagles” starring Rock Hudson, Rod Taylor and Mary Peach, filmed at Beale AFB in 1961
Hound Dogs Are Going To War Again
The Hound Dog Missile is now option for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Peter Lane, the designer of the Hound Dog Missile for the Captain Sim add on 'Weapons for FSX' contacted me earlier this month and requested my assistance with the design. I provided him with some three dimensional draws and photograph of the missile to assist him in preparing the CAD design for the missile. He provided me with seven preliminary CAD drawings of the missile. I have included them in a photo gallery above. As you can see Peter did a great job of the design. Here is the software you will need to play with your Hound Dog Missiles.
Once you purchase the above products, you use your purchase code to log into the 'Free Liveries' section. In there you can then download Peter’s Hound Dog missile, as well as other missiles. In the B-52 section there are several aircraft repaints of lots of B52 squadrons/units and so you may well find your old unit paint job. If not just ask on the forum and somebody will do it for you I am sure as they are a very friendly and helpful group always wanting to show off their talents.
I have ordered all of the software myself but haven’t had an opportunity to test it yet because I am still waiting for the Microsoft Flight Simulator X software to arrive.
Tell Your Friends About Our Website
Please tell your friends about the AMMS Alumni Website. Click on the link above to email our address to a friend.
AMMS Missileer Newsletter Subscriptions
The “AMMS Missileer Newsletter” is published on a monthly basis. The newsletter identifies new alumni that have been located, alumni that have passed away, information about reunions, the status of restoration projects, and articles about your experiences in the Airborne Missile Maintenance Squadrons. Send articles and information that you would like included in the newsletter to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, fill out the form listed below.
Call For Photographs
I am in the process of updating all of the photo galleries on the website to the new flash format. This format permits the photographs to be displayed in a larger size and load faster. I would welcome any new photographs that you can contribute. So dig through those old photo albums and send me copies of of your photographs. Please include a recent photograph of yourself for inclusion in the troops photo galleries. Send photographs to me at email@example.com
Replica AMMS Squadron Patches
Replica Squadron Patches are available for purchase through the website. The patches that are currently available are: 17th AMMS, 100th AMMS, 319th AMMS, 379th AMMS, 410th AMMS, 456th AMMS and the GAM-72 Quail Missile. Patches for other Squadrons will be made available for purchase in the near future. These patches make a great gift for your grand-children. The proceeds from the sale of these patches will be used to extend the life of the AMMS Alumni Website and AMMS Missileer Newsletter. Click here to order.
AMMS Logo Productss
We have a great selection of T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Coffee Cups, Beer Steins, etc. The proceeds from the sale of these products will be used to extend the life of the AMMS Alumni Website and AMMS Missileer Newsletter. Click here to order!
Missile Restoration Projects
Driving the wife crazy? Need to get out of the house for awhile? Volunteer to work on one the missile restoration projects that are in progress around the country. Many of the people that are working on these projects have no experience working on the Hound Dog, Quail or Firebee Missiles. They sure could use your expertise. Click on the following link to check out the restoration projects that are in progress. Click Here!