Quantcast

What is it?

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

Lowpuller

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 23, 2013
Messages
2,230
Reaction score
12
I think this one might be tuff, I'll tell you why later, but take your best guess.

IMG_0093.jpg

IMG_0098.jpg


Sent from my iPad using Rocketry Forum
 

Lowpuller

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 23, 2013
Messages
2,230
Reaction score
12
Do you need more pics?


Sent from my iPad using Rocketry Forum
 

hornet driver

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 2, 2011
Messages
4,637
Reaction score
7
Yea,but make it hard. Don't give it away! Damn I've seen that!
 

Gary Byrum

Overstable By Design
Joined
Aug 4, 2011
Messages
6,330
Reaction score
195
Location
Lincolnton NC
NOW, I'll weigh in. I was thinking that round part with the handle looked like an access port for a military aircraft missile. Which one? I have no clue.
 
Joined
May 29, 2009
Messages
536
Reaction score
178
Looks like a fueling port on a external drop tank or tip tank
 

Rex R

LV2
Joined
Apr 21, 2010
Messages
6,101
Reaction score
144
last time I noticed drop tanks only had 2 fins.
Rex
 

hornet driver

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 2, 2011
Messages
4,637
Reaction score
7

hornet driver

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 2, 2011
Messages
4,637
Reaction score
7
I'm pretty sure the same tank was used on several aircraft. A-4,AD, A-7,A-6 with a different fin configuration for each.Some had no fins. I think the RA-5C was the only other one to use the four fin set.
 

Lowpuller

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 23, 2013
Messages
2,230
Reaction score
12
IMG_0090.jpg

IMG_0091.jpg

IMG_0092.jpg

IMG_0094.jpg

IMG_0095.jpg

IMG_0096.jpg

IMG_0097.jpg

Ok truth be told, I found this but had no idea what it was, but I knew TRF would come through.

Thank you, now I know!




Sent from my iPad using Rocketry Forum
 
Joined
May 29, 2009
Messages
536
Reaction score
178
Ok truth be told, I found this but had no idea what it was, but I knew TRF would come through.

Thank you, now I know!
It was a good exercise for my recognition skills! I used to do competitive aircraft recognition quizzes, and we would be given obscure photos of relatively obscure aircraft to try and ID. On this one, the cap was the dead giveaway for me that it was a drop tank of some kind, then a quick google search is what confirmed it.
 
Joined
May 29, 2009
Messages
536
Reaction score
178
Ah, good. I was wondering if anyone would fall for the trap. :lol:

Rollerons: yes. Sidewinder: no. Not exactly.
R-13, better known by its NATO designation of AA-2 Atoll.

The fin extensions to the nozzle are the giveaway on this....
 

adrian

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2009
Messages
2,394
Reaction score
27
R-13, better known by its NATO designation of AA-2 Atoll.

The fin extensions to the nozzle are the giveaway on this....
That's the one - the Russian copy of the AIM-9. One of them got stuck up the tailpipe of a MiG which then made it back to base. The missile found its way to Russia, which copied the thing so exactly that you could literally swap parts between the AIM-9 and the AA-2.

Your turn. ;)
 
Joined
May 29, 2009
Messages
536
Reaction score
178
You got the bragging rights...


Walking around the grounds of Monino was definitely and experience that I cannot wait to have again. Hopefully I will be back next year.
 
Last edited:
Top