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Trivia Philippine made Rockets. First in southeast Asia

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by meowzkingz, May 31, 2015.

  1. Philippine made Rockets. First in southeast Asia

    Top-secret project of then President Ferdinand Marcos to develop a rocket or missile endogenously. The name of the rocket is Bongbong 1.

    On 1972 a series of 37 dynamic tests were conducted on the 180-mm rocket. All tests were performed at Caballo Island except for four firings in Fort Magsaysay. Different versions...were used: short version, with fixed fins, long version with fixed fins, long version with folding fins, and thepressure-assisted takeoff type...The launchers were Fixed Open Frame (short), Fixed Open Frame (long), truck-mounted tube launcher, truck-mounted open frame and submerged launcher for underwater firing"

    the project stop in 1986

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