Need Help Identifying This HONEST JOHN- Boosted Sounding Rocket . . .

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  1. Nov 10, 2019 #1

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    Need Help Identifying This HONEST JOHN- Boosted Sounding Rocket . . .

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    Don't know, but it would be a fun scale project.
     
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    Is there anything other than the fins that make you think Honest John? I'm pretty sure I came across a reference in the last week to a Nike with Honest John fins. We know that they seemed to whack on any fin with the right area. I also think I've seen that in certain Alway diagrams.

    By the way - I did finally figure out the odd looking Terrier fins on the T-Improved Malemute and T-Orion. There's a 4.8 square foot terrier fin. I finally found a picture with enough resolution to blow up and read the manufacture's decal - complete with website.

    (Yes, I'm putting it on my scale model :)
     
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    I think you are looking at a three stage rocket. Honest John-Nike-Something. Might be a Javelin or Hydac but the fins don't look quite right for either.

    -Bob
     
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    In the second pic, the tapered tailcone is visible, strongly suggesting HONEST JOHN.
     
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    There appears to be small Delta-shaped fins on the upper section and the diameter changes at least twice.
     
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    Congrats on locating that data . . . Can you post the pic ?

    Dave F.
     
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    Nice find on the EXOS Sounding Rocket !

    I, also, don't believe the upper stage is an EXOS . . . The mystery continues.

    Dave F.
     
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  13. Nov 12, 2019 at 9:21 PM #13

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    Not an Exos. In fact, that whole "third stage" is no simple solid rocket stage. Looks to me like an Honest John-Nike with a complex payload that may or not include a third rocket motor. I have not encountered this beast anywhere, so I can only speculate.
     
  14. Nov 13, 2019 at 8:29 PM #14

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    Thank you, Peter . . . I am searching for more info to try to identify it !

    Dave F.
     

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