SCALE - (AGM-114) Hellfire Missile Gallery

Discussion in 'Scale' started by sodmeister, Feb 6, 2011.

Help Support The Rocketry Forum by donating:

  1. Feb 6, 2011 #1

    sodmeister

    sodmeister

    sodmeister

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,932
    Likes Received:
    3
    I scratch built this one a few years back(my first scratch build)It`s based on a 4" PML phenolic BT ,with plywood aft fins and 1/8" thick styrene forward fins.The nosecone I made using laminated Balsa blocks and shaping it on my drill press ,then filled and coated in epoxy.
    The finished missile stands 35" tall.


    Paul

    php57DB68AM.jpg

    phpuCsREVAM.jpg

    phpBnpdqcAM.jpg

    phpFIv1yVAM.jpg
     
  2. Feb 6, 2011 #2

    Pem Tech

    Pem Tech

    Pem Tech

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    4,383
    Likes Received:
    6
    Beautiful work as always.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2011 #3

    sodmeister

    sodmeister

    sodmeister

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,932
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thanks Layne ! Flies nice on a G-80 S/U (but not too high),got to try some CTI reloads on this bird and switch to rail buttons.
    I would like to do a full scale scratch some day (another job for Gordy"sandman" ),but brother ,my plate id pretty full right now.

    Paul T
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011
  4. May 18, 2012 #4

    hellfireman

    hellfireman

    hellfireman

    New Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    i am interested in purchasing a fully built and painted full scale model of the hellfire missile. i am in los angeles. please respond
     
  5. May 20, 2012 #5

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Scotty Dog

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,296
    Likes Received:
    88
    Man,that thing is SWEET.
    I still say,if you ever get stopped by the law on the way to a launch,their going to vacate a 5 mile radias around you
    then call in an air strike to vaporize you and those missiles.

    air strike.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2012
  6. Jul 2, 2012 #6

    sodmeister

    sodmeister

    sodmeister

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,932
    Likes Received:
    3
    I finally flew the 4" Hellfire(on reloads) last week at our high power event.I had to gut the spring retainer and motor thrust ring so I could fly it on 29mm CTI reloads ,it was a PITA but success was achieved (I made a new retainer system)

    A CTI 29mm 93G80 skidmark with 5 second delay is perfect ,but just enough boost to get it stable ,anything smaller would be a bad thing !

    CTI 29mm 138G106 skidmark with 7 second delay is my favorite laod for this missile ,absolutely perfect !

    The rocket weighs in at 3 pounds 12 ounces with a WACK od lead in the nosecone section.

    I have plans for a 6" version this fall.

    Cheers

    Paul T
     
  7. Jul 2, 2012 #7

    cwbullet

    cwbullet

    cwbullet

    Obsessed with Rocketry Staff Member Administrator TRF Lifetime Supporter Global Mod

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Messages:
    21,440
    Likes Received:
    1,072
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Glennville, GA
    That is the best scale build I have seen. I know guys who love to have one of those on their desk. The Apache driver types.
     
  8. Jul 2, 2012 #8

    sodmeister

    sodmeister

    sodmeister

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,932
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thankyou ! It is one of the cooler looking missiles out there ,and it has a great name and is famous.This was my first scale build back some 10 years ago ,so there is room for improvement.

    I look forward to a 6" version ,hopefully for the Autumn HP launch.

    Take care

    Paul T
     
  9. Jul 2, 2012 #9

    qquake2k

    qquake2k

    qquake2k

    Captain Low-N-Slow

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    13,559
    Likes Received:
    15
    Gorgeous! But I would have expected no less!
     
  10. Jul 2, 2012 #10

    sodmeister

    sodmeister

    sodmeister

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,932
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thanks Captain !!!!!

    Best part is......it actually flies :y:

    Paul T
     
  11. Feb 7, 2009 #11

    JAL3

    JAL3

    JAL3

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    13,204
    Likes Received:
    0
    Welcome to the SCALE (AGM-114) Hellfire Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the (AGM-114) Hellfire Missile and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    MFG: MODEL: NUM



    as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!



    The AGM-114 Hellfire is an air-to-surface missile (ASM) developed primarily for anti-armor use. It has multi-mission, multi-target precision-strike capability, and can be launched from multiple air, sea, and ground platforms. The Hellfire missile is the primary 100 lb-class air-to-ground precision weapon for the armed forces of the United States and many other nations. The HELLFIRE name comes from its original intention as a helicopter-launched fire-and-forget weapon (HELicopter Launched FIRE-and-forget).

    The AGM-114 Hellfire is a combat-proven tactical missile system. The missile has been in combat use since the mid-1980s.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2012
  12. Jul 3, 2012 #12

    qquake2k

    qquake2k

    qquake2k

    Captain Low-N-Slow

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    13,559
    Likes Received:
    15
    Where are the flight photos and videos???
     
  13. Jul 4, 2012 #13

    Spooks

    Spooks

    Spooks

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2011
    Messages:
    521
    Likes Received:
    0
    That is some very nice work!!

    I love this missile, they are REAL LOUD when fired, seen two fire off a pair of Apache in 04 in Iraq, was WAY COOL!!
     
  14. Jul 4, 2012 #14

    sodmeister

    sodmeister

    sodmeister

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,932
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thankyou !

    I can imagine the site and sound of two of these firing from an Apache !

    I have a 6" version in the works ,just waiting for some BlueTube and a fiberglass nosecone.It won`t be full scale (7" diameter for the real missile)but close enough.

    Cheers

    Paul T
     
  15. Jul 14, 2012 #15

    sodmeister

    sodmeister

    sodmeister

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,932
    Likes Received:
    3
    Oops.....here you go sir.

    Paul T
     

    Attached Files:

  16. Jul 15, 2012 #16

    gdjsky01

    gdjsky01

    gdjsky01

    Whoosh, pop: life is good TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    4,812
    Likes Received:
    5
    Beautiful!!!
    :clap: :cheers::clap: :cheers::clap: :cheers:

    -- Jeff
     
  17. Jun 3, 2015 #17

    burkefj

    burkefj

    burkefj

    Forum Supporter TRF Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,712
    Likes Received:
    102
    Here is my fullscale hellfire, built using a 29mm core, 4" parachute bay and the rest is depron stringers, centering rings and skin...Had the maiden on an H-135, auw is 5 pounds...

    Frank
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page