Jan 302010
 

I took this photo of a glossy at the Niagara Aerospace Museum back in 2007. Sadly, the scanner was not functional, so photography was all that was available to me. No further data on this, though I would suspect early 1960’s. The Niagara Aerospace Museum itself sorta disappeared, being reformed as the Ira G. Ross Aerospace Museum, but I don’t know what the status of the archive is.

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 Posted by at 8:28 pm
  • Pat Flannery

    Looks workable, but they sure don’t seem keen on putting cockpit windows on these things, do they?
    And the back ends look tough to integrate into a cylindrical booster.
    The engine looks like the one off of the Jupiter IRBM, or the Atlas sustainer engine.

  • Michel Van

    wat happen with engine during reentry in the atmosphere ?
    or is this drop from LB ?

  • Pat Flannery

    That’s a good question; it looks like a fairly simple engine design, maybe they do just jettison it after retrofire.
    It could also slide forward into the body I suppose.