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Old 01-13-2018, 10:33 AM
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WAC stands for Women's Army Corps?! WTF? I'd read earlier that it was Without Altitude Control. Are people just making this garbage up as they go along?
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WAC stands for Women's Army Corps?! WTF? I'd read earlier that it was Without Altitude Control. Are people just making this garbage up as they go along?

Yes. Lots of rocketry know-it-alls out there.
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:32 PM
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That Wiki article is WRONG.
It was NOT named after the women's army corps, although they use the same acronym.
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Actually IIRC I believe it stood for "without attitude control" meaning it had no control surfaces. I a!so recall that that was unverified.
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That Wiki article is WRONG.
It was NOT named after the women's army corps, although they use the same acronym.

He at least provided something to back it up. If you're right, you should show the documentation.
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Without ATTITUDE Control effectively means the same thing. Unguided at all other than launch angle.
I stand marginally corrected.
Regardless, it has nothing to do with women's army corps.
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That's one outstanding line of B.S. on the Wiki Page. I'm glad we got that settled.
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That's one outstanding line of B.S. on the Wiki Page. I'm glad we got that settled.

Yeah...the earth almost stopped spinning.
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I like what the letters WAC mean in the name of this rocket.
WITHOUT ANY CONTROL.
Has a certain flavor of MAYHEM to it.


Actually, that’s what I always thought also—in fact, I know I read it somewhere.
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