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    The US Army's newest operational missile system, named Lacrosse, is claimed as the answer to the artilleryman's age-old dream of counting one target destroyed for one round fired.

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    The US Army's newest operational missile system, named Lacrosse, is claimed as the answer to the artilleryman's age-old dream of counting one target destroyed for one round fired. Aug 26, the Press were given a first demonstration of the weapon, near Frankfurt, W. Germany. The operation shown was assembly of the Lacrosse missile, which comes packed in a box for transport purposes. When the components are fitted together - in a matter of minutes - the missile is ready for firing.

    After take-off, the launching vehicle can quickly move to another firing position, as the Lacrosse is guided on to its target by "impulses" from a ground forward guidance station.

    The Lacrosse is nearly 20 feet long, is driven by solid propellent, and can carry a nuclear warhead. Its range is about 20 miles.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SCA3S18DLOLZA8PYCYUAVX0I
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SCA3S18DLOLZA8PYCYUAVX0I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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