Register here

Author Topic: Emerson Electric WASP Missile  (Read 2032 times)

Offline Mark Nankivil

  • Archive Raider
  • Top Contributor
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • ***
  • Posts: 1418
Emerson Electric WASP Missile
« on: September 24, 2014, 02:01:23 pm »
Greetings All -

Interesting model of a missile that I have yet to find anything about:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIZARRE-SHAPED-Wasp-Missile-Factory-Model-Shop-Desk-Model-Topping-/181529863964?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a4405e71c

Anyone have info on this program/proposal? 

Enjoy the Day!  Mark

Offline sferrin

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 11069
Re: Emerson Electric WASP Missile
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 04:43:03 pm »
I'll bet. . .

thought I remembered it from somewhere.  From Warbird Tech(AH-56 Vol.):

"A wide variety of weapons were proposed for use on the vehicle. The normal complement included two side turrets
with either XM-134 7.62-mm machine guns or XM-75 40-mm grenade launchers. Each turret was provided with
either 12,000 rounds of 7.62-mm ammunition or 500 40-mm grenades. A center turret carried an XM-140 30-mm
cannon with 1,000 rounds of ammunition. The center turret could also mount 500 WASP rockets, or a second 30-
mm cannon. Each of the turrets could rotate and elevate and was capable of being fired while sitting on the
ground, in a hover, or during high-speed forward flight."

This was for the Convair Model 49 AAFSS.

Attachments were found here:
http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=202161
« Last Edit: September 24, 2014, 05:15:05 pm by sferrin »
"DARPA Hard"  It ain't what it use to be.

Offline Abraham Gubler

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 3559
Re: Emerson Electric WASP Missile
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 11:12:44 pm »

Front part of a mini missile / bomlet like the Hughes AGM-124 Wasp or Vought Assault Breacker programm?



Same name but unrelated. This WASP is an unguided rocket not a guided a missile.


I'll bet. . .

thought I remembered it from somewhere.  From Warbird Tech(AH-56 Vol.):



And discussed extensively in the Convair Model 49 thread:


http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6188.msg101592.html#msg101592


http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6188.msg114345.html#msg114345


Including those same images you just attached but four years ago.



"There is a tendency in our planning to confuse the unfamiliar with the improbable." Thomas Schelling

Offline sferrin

  • Senior Member
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • **
  • Posts: 11069
Re: Emerson Electric WASP Missile
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2014, 05:23:32 am »

Front part of a mini missile / bomlet like the Hughes AGM-124 Wasp or Vought Assault Breacker programm?



Same name but unrelated. This WASP is an unguided rocket not a guided a missile.


I'll bet. . .

thought I remembered it from somewhere.  From Warbird Tech(AH-56 Vol.):



And discussed extensively in the Convair Model 49 thread:


http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6188.msg101592.html#msg101592


http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6188.msg114345.html#msg114345


Including those same images you just attached but four years ago.





Would it be better to consolidate the threads or just leave this one as is?
"DARPA Hard"  It ain't what it use to be.

Offline Mark Nankivil

  • Archive Raider
  • Top Contributor
  • CLEARANCE: Top Secret
  • ***
  • Posts: 1418
Re: Emerson Electric WASP Missile
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2014, 10:42:02 am »
Greetings All -

Thanks for the info and leads.  A friend came across this patent which appears to be one and the same.

Enjoy the Day!  Mark