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McDonnell ADM-20 Quail

The Quail was a decoy missile launched from a B-52 Stratofortress over hostile territory to confuse enemy defenses. When released to fly under the power of its own turbojet engine, the Quail appeared on defensive radar screens as another B-52.

The Quail first flew in 1957.






Type: Air-Launched Decoy Missile
Engine: one 2,450 lb (10.9 kN) thrust General Electric J85-GE-3 turbojet
B-72: initial designation (before 1955)
GAM-72: intermediate designation (1955 - 1963)
ADM-20: final designation (after 1963)

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