US AIM-64 ''Walleye'' Missile

  • Cold War
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

The US AIM-64 “Walleye” was a Cold War Missile Defense System developed for Fighter Aircraft in the 1960s. It was an early “smart bomb” device which was both radar and television guided. (6) variants were developed up until the 1990s. The AIM-64  was the primary weapon of the iconic “Phantom” F-104 Interceptor of The Vietnam War (1960s). The “Walleye” was a 1,100-pound device which was 15-feet in length. A 2,000-pound version called “Fat Albert” was developed in 1972 for increased bombings of Hanoi, North Vietnam. The AIM-62 was discontinued for Combat Service with The US Air Force in the 1970s, although the US Navy would use variants until the 1990s.