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Old 11-05-2021, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by BARGeezer
1. Operational Falstaff
2. HEROS 3
3. Terrier-Improved Malamute
4. Talos-Terrier-Oriole and closeups of tapered fins.
Nice! The operational (bulbous-payload [the test version had a short conical nose filled with seven tonnes of concrete ballast for stability!]) Falstaff was used to test the UK's Chevaline system, an advanced decoy system for their two-re-entry vehicle version of the Polaris A3 (externally it looked like a regular Polaris A3; the Chevaline equipment was inside the payload fairing--Chevaline sacrificed the normal third RV for a much greater probability of foiling Soviet ABM systems). HEROS 3 might be "kit-bash-able" from an Estes UP Aerospace SpaceLoft kit. I'd love to see a Terrier-Improved Malemute (it seems to be "today's Nike-Apache"), made of model rocket materials/parts (stay tuned...)--ditto for the Talos-Terrier-Oriole!
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