project of then
President Ferdinand Marcos to develop a rocket or missile indigenously.
The name of the rocket is Bongbong 1.
I was incredulous when I heard about it (until today) when I remembered the story
and the launching
pad of the missiles/rockets was the Caballo Island, which is near Corregidor.
of the launching of the rockets/missiles (pics above).
One version of the rocket can be launched by a mobile truck-mounted launcher,
and there is also a submerged launcher, like from a submarine probably.
All tests were performed at Caballo Island except for four firings in
Different versions...were used: short version, with fixed fins, l
ong version with fixed fins, l
ong version with folding fins, and the pressure-assisted takeoff type...
The launchers were Fixed Open Frame (short), Fixed Open Frame (long),
truck-mounted tube launcher, truck-mounted open frame and submerged
launcher for underwater firing"
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