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Machines of War: Missiles

Posted on: September 7, 2006 | Views: 85 | Comment

The secret ingredient to give missiles the thrust they need is -- powdered aluminum.

Track the flight of a Tomahawk cruise missile from launch to flight to target. Discover how this essential surgical attack weapon can fly under enemy radar at more than 500 mph and hit a target 1,000 miles away. military machine?

Only on the National Geographic Channel, Thursday, September 7. 

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national geographic • missiles • war • rocket • aluminum