National Museum of the USAF   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

Home > Fact Sheets > 5-inch HVAR

5-INCH HVAR

Posted 2/11/2011 Printable Fact Sheet
 
Photos
Previous ImageNext Image
Korean War
Loading 5-inch HVARs (High Velocity Aircraft Rocket) for a mission. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Download HiRes

USAF fighter-bombers used the High Velocity Aircraft Rocket (HVAR) to knock out communist tanks, trains and bunkers. Developed by the U.S. Navy in World War II, the HVAR's warhead carried a deadly load of TNT that sped to the target at 1,360 feet per second.

Click here to return to the Korean War Gallery or here to return to the Interdiction Overview.







 Inside the Museum

ima cornerSearch

ima cornerWeapons

 


tabCategories
tabRelated Links
tabConnect

Museum Virtual TourMuseum Facebook PageMuseum Twitter PageMuseum Google Plus PageMuseum Pinterest Page
Museum YouTube ChannelMuseum Flickr PageMuseum PodcastsMuseum E-newsletter Sign-upMuseum RSS Feeds



Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act