Observers from North Atlantic Organization countries were present when an "Honest John" artillery rocket was fired at Kalunborg, Denmark, May 10.
LV Rockets on ramps
SV Wrapping is stripped off
SV Ramp is tilted up
CU Wind gauge
SV Rocket on ramp
SV Troops prepare to fire
CU Firing button is depressed
LV PAN..Rocket takes off
GV Looking out to sea
LV PAN..Second rocket is launched
LTV Party around ramps
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Background: Observers from North Atlantic Organization countries were present when an "Honest John" artillery rocket was fired at Kalunborg, Denmark, May 10. Denmark is the first NATO country outside the USA to fire this missile, although the Greek Army tested it near Salonika, Feb 17.
The "Honest John" can be fitted with a nuclear war-head, but those sent to Denmark will not be so equipped. There have already been minor Danish demonstrations against the new weapon, and police have arrested some Danes said to be spying on firing ramps built for "Nike" anti-aircraft rockets - also obtained from the USA.
"Honest John" has a range of 18 miles, and when fired from the Kalunborg range will land in the sea.