By “Sled” do you mean the rocket sled track. Its been long enough my memory is fuzzy, but I know we saw at least one “shot” on the track while I was at ROTC camp. Can’t remember if it was just a rocket test or an ejection seat test. (Saw so many videos/tapes over the years can’t remember what was “Live” and what was “Memorex”!!) Seem to remember we were there for a test shot when the test was cancelled/aborted for technical reasons. Been a lifetime ago.
Yes - that’s what I meant. By the way, the British/Falklands war was going on about that same time (early to middle 80s). I know the Brits took a significant hit on one of their battle ships (i think maybe the only real threat the Argentians mustered during the conflict). Later, they made some design changes on their hull and wanted to test the difference. My understanding is they mounted a simulated hull at the end of the sled and “launched” a dummy missile at it. Real Myth Busters kinda stuff. Loved to have seen that.