Scale - (MGR-3) Little John Gallery

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  1. Oct 9, 2010 #1

    CF-105

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    My 1/2-scale Little John. Motor was a CTI K2045. Demolished the blast deflector and left a sizable crater under the launcher!

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    great picture. Awesome flame on that motor!

    Matt
     
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    My all fiberglass Madcow Little John done up in a sand-brown and green-teal with Stickershock decals and left over cut up HoJo decals.I also added bolt heads and pin stripes.

    Great rocket to build and built tough !!

    Paul

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    It does look great!

    We already had a Little John thread so I merged the two.
     
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    Oh my goodness ,I didn`t see that ,thank John :eek:

    PS - man.....you are on the ball.......and FAST !!


    Paul
     
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    I just got home from church. I've made it a habit to check the new posts in the gallery section when I get home...as lunch heats up.
     
  7. Nov 7, 2011 #7

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    And standing guard, ever ready to defend the Adirondacks from any invading army, is...the Little John!

    (Finally finished -and deployed at the front- this afternoon.)

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    Post copied to gallery with permission
     

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    I have an 11.5" diameter Little John. It's not painted scale and was stretched a bit for the last flight, but it still counts as a LJ in my book. So far it has flown on...

    Flight 1: EX 98/15000 N4000 Blue (3400')
    Flight 2: EX 6" 27,000Ns O3400 Blue (5700')
    Flight 2: (3) 75/7600 EX M2500 Yellow (6300')
    Flight 4: EX 6" 50,000Ns P7000 White (15,100')

    I have a Green 50,000Ns P mixed and ready for the next flight sometime this winter. I attached a few pics.

    Todd Harrison

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  9. Nov 7, 2011 #9

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    Is that a scratch or a kit?
     
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    It's scratch built with PML 11.5" NC/Tubes. Many more pictures and information can be seen at www.infinitypropulsion.com

    Todd Harrison
     
  11. Feb 7, 2009 #11

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    Welcome to the Scale (MGR-3) Little John Gallery on TRF.

    This gallery showcases the MGR-3 Little John and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


    Estes: Little John: #0819
    Madcow: Little John (2.6"): K-101
    Madcow: Little John (4"): K-142
    Madcow: Little John Rocket (4") FG: K-157
    Thrustline: Little John: TACL-020



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



    Carried on the XM34 rocket launcher, it could carry either nuclear or conventional warheads. It was primarily intended for use in airborne assault operations and to complement the heavier, self-propelled Honest John rocket systems. Development of the missile was started at Army’s Rocket and Guided Missile Agency laboratory at Huntsville, Alabama, the Redstone Arsenal, in June 1955. In June 1956, the first launch of the XM47 Little John occurred. The Littlejohn was delivered to the field in November 1961 and remained in the Army weapons inventory until August 1969.

    It was a fin-stabilized field artillery rocket that followed a ballistic trajectory to ground targets. The rocket XM51 consisted of a warhead, a rocket motor assembly, and an igniter assembly. The components were shipped in separate containers and assembled by the user.

    The Littlejohn differs from the Honest John in not only its size but how it is stabilized in flight. The flight of the Honest John is stabilized by a spin that is imparted to the rocket by spin rockets after the round leaves the launcher. The Littlejohn rocket flight is stabilized by applying spin to the rocket while on the launcher, just before firing. This manual method of stabilization was called "spin-on-straight-rail" (SOSR). The system was maufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company.

    The missile and launcher system were light enough to be easily transported by helicopters and other aircraft or towed by a vehicle. The Phase II Littlejohn weapon system was initially deployed with the 1st Missile Battalion, 157th Field Artillery in Okinawa, Japan.

    The missile was retired beginning in July, 1967, with the final missile removed from inventory in 1970. Five hundred missiles were produced during the life of the weapon program
     
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    Madcow Little John Rocket (K-157) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Madcow Rocketry

    MODEL NAME: Little John Rocket Also known as:

    NUMBER: K-157

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x54mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 47"
    Diameter: 4"
    Span:
    Weight: 4 lbs

    Mfg. Description: ALL FIBERGLASS KIT
    High Power Rocket
    Pre-Slotted Fiberglass Airframe
    Fiberglass Nose Cone
    G10 Fins and Centering Rings
    Cut Vinyl Decal
    Rail Buttons (Madcow 2012 Web Ad)


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    Estes Little John (#0819) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Estes Industries

    MODEL NAME: Little John Also known as:

    NUMBER: #0819

    Introduced: 1973
    Final Year: 1981
    Designer:

    Type: Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x13mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 14"
    Diameter: 0.976"
    Span:
    Weight: 8.875 oz

    Mfg. Description: An authentic appearance of a semi-scale model. Surface to surface military vehicle with U.S. Army decor. (Estes 1973 Catalog)


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  14. Jan 20, 2012 #14

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    got 'er done today... ok I will prolly put a few coats of clear on it yet....

    Madcow 4" cardboard version (K-142), 38mm mount. Found I had to add about 260gm of weight to the back side of the eyebolt to get the CG right.

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    My MadCow Cardboard tube Little John. Didn't exactly follwo the paint detail suggested but I am happy with it. Now when can I fly ...

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    Thrustline Little John (TACL-020) Basic Information.

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    MODEL NAME: Little John Also known as:

    NUMBER: TACL-020

    Introduced:
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    Designer:

    Type: Scale, Clone
    Motor Mount: 1x13mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length:
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    Madcow Little John (2.6") (K-101) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Madcow Rocketry

    MODEL NAME: 2.6" Little John Also known as:

    NUMBER: K-101

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x29mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 31.25"
    Diameter: 2.6"
    Span:
    Weight: 11 oz

    Mfg. Description: The LITTLEJOHN was a free flight artillery rocket designed to deliver the explosive power of heavy artillery. It could carry either nuclear or conventional warheads. Designed primarily for use in airborne assault operations, the highly mobile LITTLEJOHN rocket system complemented the heavier, self-propelled HONEST JOHN systems. The LITTLEJOHN reached the field in November 1961 and remained in the Army inventory until August 1969. (Madcow 2008 Web Ad)


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    Madcow Little John (4") (K-142) Basic Information.

    [​IMG] Madcow Rocketry

    MODEL NAME: 4" Little John Also known as:

    NUMBER: K-142

    Introduced:
    Final Year:
    Designer:

    Type: Scale
    Motor Mount: 1x38mm or 1x54mm
    Recovery: Parachute
    Stages: 1
    Length: 47.5"
    Diameter: 4"
    Span:
    Weight: 39 oz

    Mfg. Description: NEW 16.5" Ogive Plastic Nose Cone
    1/4" Ply Laser Cut Fins and Rings
    Delrin Rail Buttons
    Cut Vinyl Decal
    Pre-slotted Airframe
    9/16" Tubular Nylon Shock Cord (Madcow 2008 Web Ad)


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    How far forward are the fins from the tail? Can't find anything in the instructions that says where to place them. And pretty much every picture I have found shows them a little forward.
     
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    According to Alway's drawing in "Fourteen US Army Missiles of the Cold War", the fins on the actual missile are .9" from the base.
     
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    Do you have access to the drawing? I don't have his books yet and can't find its drawing on the web. Tax money for rocket books, woohoo! Being AR and wanting scale rockets is a PITA!
     

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