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Martin Marietta AGM-12C Bullpup B

DAYTON, Ohio - Martin AGM-12C Bullpup B on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio - Martin AGM-12C Bullpup B on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

The AGM-12C was a larger version of the Bullpup air-to-ground radio-guided missile. It was carried by U.S. Air Force F-4 and F-105 fighters during the Southeast Asia War.

The AGM-12C entered U.S. Air Force service in 1965 and carried a 1,000-lb semi-armor-piercing warhead. The pilot or weapons system officer (WSO) had to guide the Bullpup by watching its tail-mounted tracking flares until it hit the target, which left an aircraft vulnerable to antiaircraft defenses.

When production of the AGM-12C ended in 1969, about 4,600 had been built, mostly by Maxson Electronics under subcontract for Martin Marietta. The U.S. Air Force phased out the AGM-12C in the mid-1970s. Approximately 30,000 Bullpups of all versions were built.

TECHNICAL NOTES:
Weight:
1,785 lbs.
Maximum speed: Mach 1.8 (1,365 mph)
Range: 10 miles
Propulsion: Thiokol (Reaction Motors) LR62-RM-2/4 liquid-fuel rocket motor of 33,000 lbs. thrust 

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