Military Photo: Smokey Sam Launch


Stovel, Ariz. (June 13, 2006) - Leaving a cloud of smoke behind, one of the Smokey Sam rockets is shot off in support of Operation Desert Talon 2006 (a training exercise).

Smokey Sam (DGTR-18A) is a surface to air missile simulator. It produces a large amount of smoke when launched but is made of paper and foam ensuring it does not endanger aircraft. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl Cory A. Tepfenhart

Posted: 06/01/2006

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