# Corporal Missle

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#### accooper

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I found some ideas for a Corporal missile, and the pictures show three different nose cones. A short conical, something like on a Wac Corporal just shorter, then a picture with a short ogive cone, and then one with a rounded nose conical.

Which should I use? Here in San Antonio we have two on display. One at John Kennedy High School(their football team is called the rockets) and one on Kelly Air force base. Both with the rounded conical nose.

Any ideas with this?

Andrew From Texas

#### CTimm

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Could you post some pics of these display rounds?

#### powderburner

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Can you say where the missile at Kelly is located, more specifically? Is it maybe a "gate guard" display item at an entrance, or is it inside the base somewhere?

Are there any other cool missiles on the base?

#### sandman

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This is what I have and a drawing of the nose cone profile. I made the cone for someone about a year ago.

It's an ogive with a conical tip.

View attachment CORPORAL.pdf

#### accooper

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The first corporal missile is located outside Kennedy high-school in San Antonio. Kennedy High school is located on South General McMullen. The other is located on the still military part of Kelly, which you need a military pass to get on to.

Andrew

#### MarkII

If you are going to do much scale modeling, then it will be worth your while to pick up a copy of Peter Alway's Rockets of the World, 4th ed. from NARTS. For $30, you get a NICE, thick, hardcover book packed with a ton of scale drawings and descriptions of all kinds of rockets from around the world. Oddly enough, though, it doesn't contain anything about the Corporal (just the Wac Corporal). For that, you need to pick up a copy of his Fourteen US Army Missiles of the Cold War, also available from NARTS. I just consulted my copy, and it only shows one shape of nose cone for the Corporal, with a conical-ogive blended shape, from what I can tell. MarkII #### foose4string ##### Well-Known Member I took this pic at Aberdeen Proving Grounds a couple years ago. As you can see, this Corporal is in saaaaad shape. #### accooper ##### Well-Known Member I cannot say that the two I have seen are in really good shape, except the one out side the high school has been painted the schools colors. Andrew #### rocketsmith ##### Well-Known Member If you are going to do much scale modeling, then it will be worth your while to pick up a copy of Peter Alway's Rockets of the World, 4th ed. from NARTS. For$30, you get a NICE, thick, hardcover book packed with a ton of scale drawings and descriptions of all kinds of rockets from around the world.

MarkII
Wish I had known that before I paid 136 dollars on ebay for my 2nd addition. Over \$200 invested now with all the supplements, but worth it.

#### Pem Tech

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Oohhh...
Great reference material, Thanks.
:cyclops:

#### Breeze1913

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The Army Corporal is in both Rocket's of the World, and "Cold War Missiles".

For military missile/rocket buffs, they are excellent investments.
I picked my copies up on Amazon.

#### Brazell

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The Corporal Missile in Gordon's post looks like part of the Missile Walk at Ft Sill, with the Rredstone and Lacrosse in the background. All of the Army's surface to surface missiles are there.
-Braz

#### PeterAlway

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"Rockets of the World" has the Wac Corporal, which was a sounding rocket build with Corporal Missile technology, but with no external resemblance:

http://www.jcrocket.com/images/waccorporal/rotwdrawing.jpg

There was an early prototype version that, as I recall, had a long ogive nosecone, and doesn't look like any of the image links in this thread. I think it's in 14 US army missiles of the cold war.

And finally there is the operational missile with the stubby nosecone that is either described as an ogive with a conical tip, or a cone with an ogive transition to the body. That is fer sher covered in 14 US Army Missiles of the Cold War.

I was kidnda sorta planning to fix that booklet up for reprinting last Summer. But I kinda got distracted by minor health issues and other hobbies. Considering how many threads here are about rockets in that book, maybe I should get to work.

#### MarkII

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There was an early prototype version that, as I recall, had a long ogive nosecone, and doesn't look like any of the image links in this thread. I think it's in 14 US army missiles of the cold war.

And finally there is the operational missile with the stubby nosecone that is either described as an ogive with a conical tip, or a cone with an ogive transition to the body. That is fer sher covered in 14 US Army Missiles of the Cold War.

I was kidnda sorta planning to fix that booklet up for reprinting last Summer. But I kinda got distracted by minor health issues and other hobbies. Considering how many threads here are about rockets in that book, maybe I should get to work.
Yup. I have that booklet from NARTS, so it must have been what I was thinking of when I mentioned your work. Your other publications are every bit as essential as ROTW; they cover many important (along with interesting but less well-known) rockets and missiles that were not covered in that seminal work. For instance, if someone wants to reference your article about the Honest John (just to name one), for instance, they won't find it in ROTW, but rather in 14 US Army Missiles.

I used "Fourteen US Army Missiles of the Cold War" by Peter Alway & Chris Trimm.

#### Initiator001

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Here's pictures I have taken of two Corporal Missiles.

#### MarkII

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I used "Fourteen US Army Missiles of the Cold War" by Peter Alway & Chris Trimm.
Beautiful work!

#### rocketguy101

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The Corporal Missile in Gordon's post looks like part of the Missile Walk at Ft Sill, with the Rredstone and Lacrosse in the background. All of the Army's surface to surface missiles are there.
-Braz
Looks like Ft Sill repainted the Corporal...these were taken in October

#### Johns

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I was an internal guidance repairman for the Corporal missile. All of the missiles I trained with and worked on had a sharp pointed warhead. When I was more active in model rocketry, I built several scale models of the Corporal, and built all with the pointed nose. My unit fired several Corporals at White Sands, all of which I personally worked on. It was a great thrill to see one take off and fly into outer space (over 26 miles altitude) on its way to a target some 120 miles away that you had a hand in the flight preparation. The picture below, which as far as I know, has never been published, is representative of the missiles I worked on. I have some other unpublished pictures as well.