Flying Heritage Collection welcomes Scud missile carrier

  • By Cory Graff Flying Heritage Collection
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:14am
  • LifeFlight Paths

One of the artifacts the Flying Heritage Collection recently obtained is a Scud ballistic missile carrier called a TEL (Tractor, Erector and Launcher).

About 100 TELs were built from a self-propelled gun design that dates back to World War II. Designated the ISU-152, the machine carried a 152.4 mm howitzer, used to fight tanks or support infantry.

TEL versions of the vehicle had the same running gear but omitted the heavy gun to carry a single 9,700-pound R-11 ballistic Scud, its launch tower, and missile support equipment.

You can see the formidable machine on display today in the Flying Heritage Collection hangar at Paine Field.

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