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Old 12-13-2010, 06:04 PM
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ORIGINAL: glasscock

Nuclear bomb? This is one artifact that touches on this...

''This is a completely separate programme but was proposed to the RAF as a V bomber replacement (the tail cone was an aft firing nuclear weapon to allow weapons release while moving away from the target) and also as a mach 3 cruising SST.''

In reality, who knows?
"Aft firing nuclear weapon"? You know, that rings a bell; from a long time ago. Only then, of course, it was current events. Hmmm.... Thanks; Ernie P.
Old 12-13-2010, 06:18 PM
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ORIGINAL: P-40K-5

ok, most if not all people think the the P-40 was never equipt with rockets. so if thats the case,
whats this P-40 carrying under her wings? I need its common name and its nickname.

Well, like you, I think some people are mistaken. Thanks; Ernie P.


Air-Launched 4.5-Inch Rockets
The 4.5-in. aircraft rocket was among the first air-launched rockets developed for the U.S. military in World War II. The program was conducted primarily by the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC) and Army Ordnance. The first ground tests of the solid-propellant rocket motors occurred in May 1941, and in July 1942, the rocket was air-launched for the first time from a P-40 fighter.

The initial and most common model of 4.5-inch rocket was the M8. It was stabilized by four tail fins, which were fixed on initial M8s and folding on later ones. The M8A3 was a variant with a stronger motor containing a different type of propellant. The T22 was a further improved rocket, which was safer and more reliable than the M8. All these rockets flew at high subsonic speed and had an effective range of about 1600-3200 m (1-2 miles). M8-type rockets were also used as ground-launched 4.5-inch barrage rockets.

The USAAF used the 4.5-in. rockets with good results, especially in the 1943/44 winter against Japanese forces in Burma. However, the rockets were ineffective against many of the sturdier ground targets, and therefore the so-called "Super M8" was developed. It had four fixed fins and a larger and improved rocket motor, giving higher speed, range and destructive power. Its 18 kg (40 lb) warhead section was either a solid armour-piercing type or contained 3.9 kg (8.5 lb) of high-explosive. The "Super M8" was ready by December 1944, but was not used in combat.

Other models of the M8 family of rockets include the T46 practice rocket, the T78 with a SAP (Semi Armour Piercing) warhead, the T86 practice round for the T78, the T83 with a HE (High Explosive) warhead, and the T87 practice round for the T83.

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how am I mistaken? and no, its not the M8.
Old 12-13-2010, 09:13 PM
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Bazooka Joe
Old 12-14-2010, 01:31 AM
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ORIGINAL: P-40K-5

how am I mistaken? and no, its not the M8.
I didn't say you were mistaken. You said "ok, most if not all people think the the P-40 was never equipt with rockets. so if thats the case,
whats this P-40 carrying under her wings?". I said "Like you, I think most people are mistaken". IOW, I was agreeing with you. Not the M8, eh? Could this be when they mounted the Bazooka or "Stovepipe" rockets? Thanks; Ernie P.
Old 12-14-2010, 04:06 AM
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The A-5 Vigilante was designed to launch a nuclear weapon rearward thru a bomb bay that more of a tube running the centerline of the aircraft, enabling it to make supersonic attacks. If memory serves there was also provision for aux tanks in the bay as well.

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getting closer.

whats this P-40 carrying under her wings? I need its common name and its nickname.
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:22 AM
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ORIGINAL: a65l

The A-5 Vigilante was designed to launch a nuclear weapon rearward thru a bomb bay that more of a tube running the centerline of the aircraft, enabling it to make supersonic attacks. If memory serves there was also provision for aux tanks in the bay as well.

Andy
I think that's probably what I remember from the time. Interesting stuff. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Three tube rocket launcher/ "Christmas tree" ?
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ORIGINAL: Glacier Girl

Three tube rocket launcher/ "Christmas tree" ?
you got the nickname correct, good job. now whats its common name?
the other answer "M8" was on the right track.
Old 12-14-2010, 12:12 PM
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Bazooka?
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Or Bazooka Tube launcher
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no & no.

hint:

M-"insert number here" triple tube launcher. aka "Christmas tree launcher"
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8
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no
Old 12-14-2010, 12:55 PM
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HVAR? High Velocity Aircraft Rocket
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nope.

M-"insert a number higher then 8 here" triple tube rocket launcher. aka the Christmas Tree launcher.
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M10
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ORIGINAL: Glacier Girl

M10
yep. good job!

the most feared M10 triple tube 4.5" rocket launcher. Santa liked it so much, he officially gave it the nickname
"Christmas Tree Launcher". you're up.
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Ok another twin boom special.
First flew in 37 and was a weakling.

Reworked and was nicknamed "The Grim Reaper"



as a hint, it wasn't on our side.
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ORIGINAL: Glacier Girl

Ok another twin boom special.
First flew in 37 and was a weakling.

Reworked and was nicknamed ''The Grim Reaper''



as a hint, it wasn't on our side.

more help?

Tail dragger
Had a canopy on top and bottom
Crew of two normally, pilot & tail gunner, but could carry and observer too.
Used as a heavy fighter and also a ground attack
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Fokker G1A

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Yep you got it.

Was originally set up with a pair of 23 mm cannon and a single Browning in the nose, reconfigured with 8 Browning's in the nose it became the Grim Reaper.




You're up P-40
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thanks.

back in a bit with a question.
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ORIGINAL: P-40K-5

thanks.

back in a bit with a question.

My name is Tindian. I was a WarBird during WWII. What Warbird was I, and who piloted me?

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