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Lacrosse

Lacrosse

Display location: Museum rocket garden

Type: Surface-to-surface guided missile
Designation: M-4/MGM-18
Payload: Conventional or nuclear warhead
Agency: U.S. Army
Contractor: The Martin Company

Lacrosse was designed and developed by the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory of Buffalo, New York. Production was by the Martin Company of Orlando, Florida.

Lacrosse was a highly accurate field artillery missile designed for close tactical support of troops in the forward combat area. The missile could be transported rapidly aboard a standard 6x6 truck. The Lacrosse was designed as an anti-fortification as well as an anti-tank weapon. It was nicknamed the "bunker buster" and was deployed in Korea. Its development and production period was in the mid-1950's.