Military Factory logo
Icon of F-15 Eagle military combat fighter aircraft
Icon of Abrams Main Battle Tank
Icon of AK-47 assault rifle
Icon of navy warships
Icon of a dollar sign
Icon of military officer saluting

MIM-46 Mauler

Forward Area Air Defense System

MIM-46 Mauler

Forward Area Air Defense System

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
IMAGES
OVERVIEW



The MIM-46 Mauler was an ill-fated American Army surface-to-air tracked missile defense system.
National Flag Graphic
ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1960
MANUFACTURER(S): General Dynamics - USA
PRODUCTION: 1
OPERATORS: United States (canceled)
National flag of United States
USA
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the MIM-46 Mauler model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 3
NBC PROTECTION: Not Available.
NIGHTVISION: Not Available.
ADVERTISEMENTS
LENGTH

0
feet
0
meters
WIDTH

0
feet
0
meters
HEIGHT

0
feet
0
meters
WEIGHT

0
tons
0
kilograms
0
pounds
SPEED (MAX)

0
mph
0
kilometers-per-hour
RANGE

0
miles
0
kilometers
ARMAMENT



1 x 9 Missile Launcher

Ammunition:
9 x XMIM-46A Surface-to-Air Missiles
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• XMIM-46A "Mauler" - Project Series Designation
• RIM-46A "Sea Mauler" - Shipborne version (launcher only), never produced.


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the MIM-46 Mauler Forward Area Air Defense System.  Entry last updated on 11/9/2016. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The MIM-46 "Mauler" was an ill-fated attempt at a tracked mobile surface to air missile defense system for the US Army. The Mauler project was dropped after development issues resulted from various technological failures emerged. These included structural deficiencies of the missile canisters during launch, rocket motor problems occuring after ignition of the missile and basic aerodynamic issues related to the missile in flight. The MIM-46 was to feature a three-by-three missile block assembly atop the chassis of the ubiquitous M113 Armored Personnel Carrier, designated as the "XM546 Tracked Fire Unit" in the Mauler configuration. By 1965, the US Army decided to focus its energies and funding on the M48 "Chaparral" air defense system instead.

Details of the XMIM-46A Missile includes a running length of 6 feet (1.83 meters), a width of 13 inches and an individual unit weight of 120lbs. The missile could speed along at 1,000 meters per second and defend altitude ceilings of up to 20,000 feet with an operational range of 5 miles (8km) from the launch point. The XMIM-46A relied on a 19lb blast fragmentation warhead and was propelled at speed by a Lockheed-brand solid fuel rocket motor.

The RIM-46A "Sea Mauler" was to be a navalized version of the launcher portion for the United States Navy though none were ever produced.




Media







Site Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Cookies  |  Site Map

www.MilitaryFactory.com. Site content ©2003- MilitaryFactory.com, All Rights Reserved.

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world.


Facebook Logo YouTube Logo