An artist's concept of the Army Homing Overlay Experiment (HOE) homing and kill vehicle preparing to intercept a mock nuclear warhead more than 100 miles above the mid-Pacific Ocean. The HOE sensor in nose locks onto the target and the third stage axial propulsion motor maneuvers the vehicle onto a collision course. The 15-foot radial "net" opens to destroy the incoming warhead by impact at more than 15,000 feet per second
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Scene Camera Operator: Lockheed Missile And Space Co.
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
The U.S. National Archives
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