Saturday, October 31, 2009
Sidewinder on Steroids
Here's yet another gem I found at China Lake Alumni.
1970 gallery. It's called the HAP Sidewinder. HAP
stands for High Altitude Project. The limited research
I found indicates that it was created by combining a
Sparrow rocket motor with the front end of an AIM-9L.
Some test flights were performed, but the project was
I've never been a big Sidewinder fan and the
proliferation of variants has always made the study of
them a bit bewildering. Having admitted that, I must
say; I LIKE THIS!
I can look up the 2 diameters and easily scale a drawing
from there.I have an Estes Python nosecone which will
serve for the Sidewinder seeker section, or I can turn
one, as well as turning the transition section.
Sigh... just add it to an already long list of unstarted
and semi-started projects