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Martin TM-76 Mace

The TM-76 Mace was a tactical surface-to-surface missile that replaced the Matador.  The Mace was launched by a 100,000 lb thrust solid fuel booster rocket, then flew to its target powered by an Allison J33 jet engine.  The first Mace flew in 1956.

The Mace was in service from 1959 until the early 1970s.  Some Maces were used as target drones.

 Specifications (TM-76B)  Designations
Type: Tactical "Cruise" Missile
Engines: one 100,000 lb (445 kN) thrust Thiokol solid-fuel booster rocket; one 5,200 lb (2358 kg) thrust Allison J33-A-41 turbojet
B-76: Pilotless Bomber designation (1951 - 1955)
TM-76: Tactical Missile designation (1955 - 1963)
MGM-13: Mobile launched designation (after 1963)
CGM-13: Container launched designation (after 1963)
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