North American AGM-28B 'Hound Dog'
|Notes: F-8C modified for Digital-Fly-By-Wire|
|  Manufacturer:||North American|
|  Base model:||GM-28|
|  Nickname:||Hound Dog|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Tri-Service|
|  Basic role:||Surface Attack Missile|
|  Modified Mission:||Air Launched|
|  First Flew:||1958/08/20|
Examples of this type may be found at
AGM-28B on display
USAF Armament Museum
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Recent comments by our visitors
| Harrie Westphal|
Fairfield Glade, TN
| Trained at Chanute in 61/62 and was then stationed at Ellsworth AFB. Got there about 6 weeks before the missile so all of our time was spent prepping the hangar for the arrival. Have no idea how many hundreds of gallons of concrete sealer we mopped out but it was a lot. Worked in a shop at the end of the hangar where we repaired the black boxes after they were determined to be bad out in the hangar. Had three great years there working on the Hound Dog missile. |
02/23/2015 @ 07:44 [ref: 68950]
| John Gornick|
| I spent the last part of 1973 and all of 1974 at Minot AFB, North Dakota working on the flight-line with the AMMS troops.
Very interesting work for a 20-year old and very, very cold in the winter.
The Hound-Dogs were de-commissioned in early 1975 and left in pieces in a field near CS so the Soviet satellites could get the photos as part of the arms limitations treaty.
08/05/2014 @ 05:32 [ref: 68586]
| re: Antonio
No, the Hound Dog's warhead did not at any time separate from the missile during flight. It's design was to detonate at the pre-determined latitude/longitude (target), exploding both the warhead and missile together. Additionally, the missile had no means to return to a point of landing and re-use since it carried limited fuel, no landing gear and as-designed, no "return flight" path programming.
10/28/2013 @ 08:46 [ref: 68132]
If possible, the warhead of the AGM-28 came off in the terminal phase of the low level flight? Thanks.
03/13/2013 @ 11:27 [ref: 67662]
| Bill Bates|
| I was in Hound Dog from 1960 to 1968. I trained as a Flight Control Analyst at Chanute AFB in 1960. I arrived at Columbus AFB Mississippi in January 1961, looking for the AEMS Squadron, and the Missile Hanger. The missile hanger was four surveyors’ sticks out in a field of weeds. I was ‘loaned’ out to Production Control for nearly a year, until we got a hanger built, and our missiles arrived much later that year. Served with the 4228th Strategic Wing in AEMS until we broke off in a separate squadron called the Airborne Missile Maintenance Squadron the following year. Then the wing was redesigned the 454th Bomb Wing (H) and we became the 454th AMMS.
We went through the Cuban Missile Crisis at Columbus. Big Joe said, “Load them all, working or not, they can drop them as free fall bombs.” We did, then hunkered down, and waited for mushrooms to sprout. They flew the bomb wing out after five days; someone figured out we were only eight minutes from Cuba, if they launched the missiles. The Bombers ‘redeployed’ to Michigan. Closer to the Soviet Union anyway… No mushrooms appeared, things quieted down, we continued with Steel Trap (airborne alert) and ORIs as a way of life. Passed them all; SAC was a great place to be in.
We worked many a long dark night, out there on the flight line, uploading Dogs on the 52s. We always got the airplanes last! But it was usually quiet; just the hum of a MD-4 power cart, and very dark. We’d get a light unit (don’t recall their designation) and load them up, then run them up, and check them out. It wasn’t an eight hour a day job like the shop guys had; got we did get lots of fresh air!
Served at Columbus until 1966 when I was reassigned to the Hound Dog School back at Chanute as an instructor. The First Sgt. told me not to be Honor Graduate from the 7 level course! Served there teaching classes until I took my discharge in 1968, to go to College at the University of Illinois, I was taking night classes there & already knew where the library was.
02/28/2013 @ 18:33 [ref: 67627]
| Earl Arney|
| I trained at Chanute AFB from 1971-2; cold winters up that way; then worked at Seymour-Johnson AFB until 1974 when the missile system was done away with after the end of the war. I was in Guidance and Control. Amazingly, we never saw our jobs as any different as the ones that civilians had; we went to work, did our trouble-shooting, then back to the barracks to live our lives in normal fashion, never giving a thought to the fact that what we were doing was anything out of the ordinary. Today, when someone asks me what I did in the military and I casually say, "I programmed nuclear missiles", they raise their eye-brows and seem impressed. But to us, it was just a job to do.
I worked with a lot of wonderful people back then.
06/06/2010 @ 17:52 [ref: 26554]
| Eugene Mitchell|
| I was a 44350 (crew chief) on AGM-28a at Dow AFB, ME during the Cuban Crisis. Scared the living you-know-whats out of us. After we loaded all of our missiles onto B-52s, they were armed with warheads. Another E-4 and I were assigned to launch and recover the missiles. I got the "honors" of being part of the first-ever, for any of us, ground start with one MA-1 starting the B-52 and Hound Dog engines. Wires, hoses and stuff all around. We had an audience of bunch of Colonels watching. They started the B-52 and the B-52 Crew Chief gave me the switch to blow turbine air for the Hound Dog start. We got both dogs started and I motioned to my guys to retrieve the starters from the Hound Dogs. About that time, they revved up the B-52 and the noise knocked one my guy's earplug out. He fell on the ground clutching his ear. We got him out, but everyone was shook up. Next day, we had "Mickey Mouse" earmuffs. |
04/27/2010 @ 08:35 [ref: 26089]
| Donald Rogers(Snycerski)|
East Tawas, MI
| I also was a 443x0q missle tech. I was stationed at Kincheloe AFB from April 1965 to September 1968. I did work in Combined systems, Hanger maintenance, and a very short time on the flight line. Those were probably some of the best years of my life when I think back of all the fun we had as a small group. The Hound Dog carries great memories with me and I guess I will always have a love for that missle the rest of my life. It was great. I remember when Elmer Zettle was adjusting the engine at full throttle and he did not secure the inlet screen. It came off and the metal clasps were sucked into the engine. Elmer walked over and turned off the lights to get a better effect of the sparks comming out of the engine. |
05/05/2009 @ 17:57 [ref: 24148]
| Donald Rogers(Snycerski)|
East Tawas, MI
| I also was a 443x0q missle tech. I was stationed at Kincheloe AFB from April 1965 to September 1968. I did work in Combined systems, Hanger maintenance, and a very short time on the flight line. Those were probably some of the best years of my life when I think back of all the fun we had as a small group. The Hound Dog carries great memories with me and I guess I will always have a love for that missle the rest of my life. It was great. |
05/05/2009 @ 17:54 [ref: 24147]
| william j phipps|
| I was station at homestead AFB,we recived our first missle in combine system.The CO said lets take care of our first missle.I was helping to take off a panel on the pylon.The panel popped off and fell down on to the engine and put a big hole in it THE CO s face went brick red and walked out of the area,you could almost see steam coming out of his ears |
02/28/2009 @ 14:34 [ref: 23835]
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