Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles
Appendix 1: Early Missiles and Drones
Copyright © 2003 Andreas Parsch


Around 1949 the Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) at Inyokern flew a series of solid-propellant rockets with the designation LTV-N-4a. The LTV-N-4a was about 4.5 m (15 ft) long and was a test vehicle for large booster applications, particularly for ramjet-powered missiles.

Photo: via Ordway/Wakeford


I have no data about the exact physical characteristics of the LTV-N-4 vehicle.

Main Sources

[1] Norman J. Bowman: "The Handbook of Rockets and Guided Missiles", Perastadion Press, 1963
[2] Frederick I. Ordway III, Ronald C. Wakeford: "International Missile and Spacecraft Guide", McGraw-Hill, 1960

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Last Updated: 23 January 2003