Rushworth, Robert Aitken, Maj Gen

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
00066-Air Commander
Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1974-1981, Aeronautical Systems Division
Service Years
1943 - 1981
Major General

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Home State
Maine
Maine
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Madison, ME
Last Address
Camarillo, CA

Date of Passing
Mar 17, 1993
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Combat Crew Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




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Last Known Activity
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 1969-1971, AGM-65 Maverick Missile
From Year
1969
To Year
1971
   
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 AGM-65 Maverick Missile Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
The Air Force accepted the first AGM-65A Maverick in August 1972. A total of 25,750 A and B Mavericks were purchased by the Air Force. Maverick A's have recently been phased out of the inventory. The Air Force is exploring the possibility of converting phased out A's and near obsolete B's and making an EO version to be named AGM-65H. The software in the H would be upgraded increasing its capability.

The Air Force took delivery of the first AGM-65D in October 1983, with initial operational capability in February 1986. Delivery of operational AGM-65G missiles took place in 1989.

More than 5,000 AGM-65 A/B/D/E/F/G's were employed during Operation Desert Storm, mainly attacking armored targets. Mavericks played a large part in the destruction of Iraq's significant military force.

General Characteristics
Primary Function: Air-to-surface guided missile
Contractors: Raytheon Systems Co.
Power Plant: Thiokol TX-481 solid-propellant rocket motor
Launch Weight: AGM-65B/H, 462 pounds (207.90 kilograms); AGM-65D, 485 pounds (218.25 kilograms); AGM-65E, 777 pounds (353.2 kilograms); AGM-65F, 804 pounds (365.5 kilograms); AGM-65G, 670 pounds (301.50 kilograms); AGM-65K, 793 pounds (360.45 kilograms)
Diameter: 1 foot (30.48 centimeters)
Wingspan: 2 feet, 4 inches (71.12 centimeters)
Range: Classified
Speed: Classified
Aircraft: Used aboard A-10, F-15E and F-16
Guidance System: AGM-65B/H/K, electro-optical television; AGM-65D/F/G, imaging infrared; AGM-65E, laser guided
Warheads: AGM-65B/D/H, 125 pounds (56.25 kilograms), cone shaped; AGM-65E/F/G/K, 300 pounds (135 kilograms) delayed-fuse penetrator, heavyweight

   
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Last Updated: Sep 14, 2012
   
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  13 Also There at This Aircraft:
 
  • Anderson, Mark, SSgt, (1969-1973)
  • Belter, Robert, MSgt, (1955-1981)
  • Jones, Thomas, MSgt, (1965-1985)
  • Kisner, William, Capt, (1966-1980)
  • Lancaster, Nathan, TSgt, (1966-1974)
  • Mcknight, Edward, MSgt, (1968-1989)
  • Morris, Larry, MSgt, (1968-1991)
  • Norman, Chester, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Rice, Mike, SSgt, (1968-1981)
  • Wiley, John, SSgt, (1968-1972)
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