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“200 Years beyond the mast” Advertisement

Identifier: A2018.24

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Advertisement; "200 Years Beyond the Mast..." from American Aviation, March 14, 1955.

Advertisement shows a Regulus missile in the sky full of constellations, including a labeled Regulus star. In the upper left corner, there is a tall ship sailing in the ocean. Above the Regulus missile text reads "200 Years Beyond the Mast..." Below the image reads "The Navy launches ships that // sail the skies...UNMANNED! // From the Aleutians to Madagascar, from // Greenland to Magellan's Strais, across // the 70% of the world that is deep water, // the Navy's strength is your security. Not // only our own shores, but our sea lanes // and far flung bases must be protected. // Today, from ship, shore or submarine, // your Navy can launch remotely or auto- // matically controlled missiles, "birds" // with built-in "brains" that guide them // unerringly to their targets. The Navy's // Regulus, built by Chance Vought, is more // than just a guided missile. It's a symbole of your New Navy's ability to control // the seas and the skies above the seas. // Regulus Gets the most Out of Every Tax // Dollar...Designed in its test and training // versions with a retractable landing gear, // it can be recovered and flown again many // times. This unique feature means more crews can be trained and more test data // gathered at far less cost. The life expect- // ancy of most missiles is one flirght. In con- // trast, one Regulus missile has flown 15 times!"

The bottome box reads "Chance Vought Aircraft Incorporated // Dallas, Texas // Designer and Builder of High Performance Military Aircraft Since 1917."


  • March 14, 1955

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Jennifer Milani
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