GUENEAU 312
GUENEAU 312

As used during 1965/ 66 Hughes TARAN radar trial and the air to air GAR-11A / HM-55S Falcon missile live shooting at the White Sands Missile Range,Holloman AFB, NM.

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GUENEAU 312 REAR
GUENEAU 312 REAR

As used during 1965/ 66 Hughes TARAN radar trial and the air to air GAR-11A / HM-55S Falcon missile live shooting at the White Sands Missile Range,Holloman AFB, NM.

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GUENEAU 312 LH
GUENEAU 312 LH

As used during 1965/ 66 Hughes TARAN radar trial and the air to air GAR-11A / HM-55S Falcon missile live shooting at the White Sands Missile Range,Holloman AFB, NM.

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GUENEAU 312 RH
GUENEAU 312 RH

As used during 1965/ 66 Hughes TARAN radar trial and the air to air GAR-11A / HM-55S Falcon missile live shooting at the White Sands Missile Range,Holloman AFB, NM.

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GUENEAU 312 FRONT
GUENEAU 312 FRONT

As used during 1965/ 66 Hughes TARAN radar trial and the air to air GAR-11A / HM-55S Falcon missile live shooting at the White Sands Missile Range,Holloman AFB, NM.

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GUENEAU 312

 

 

In order to test the integration of the system composed by the Hughes TARAN radar and the air to air GAR-11A / HM-55S Falcon missile, live shooting by a Swiss AF Mirage III S (J-2302) took place in 1965/ 66 in the USA at the White Sands Missile Range,

Holloman AFB , New Mexico.

 

The aircraft was disassembled, loaded into a USAF C-130 Hercules and shipped to the USA. 


After the aircraft had been reassembled, post-assembly technical flights were carried out by a test pilot of the Mirage manufacturer (Générale Aéronautique Marcel Dassault - GAMD) wearing a Gueneau 312 flight helmet like the one shown on this page.

The live firing flights were carried out by Swiss GRD (Gruppe für Rüstungsdienste - Armament Services Group) and Hughes pilots.

 

The integration test series included 295 flights and 42 live firings.

J-2302 returned to Switzerland in August 1966.