Bendix X-AAAM-N-10 Eagle

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Anyone have any information on this missile, other than it was to be used by the F6D Missileer?
 

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First, there's Andreas Partsch's site:


I have some more technical details on the seeker.

Sanders made the pulse doppler active radar seeker. 300w peak power, 100w average. PRF 150-300 kc/s. Dish diameter 12in. Beam width 15 deg. Frequency C band. Conical scan frequency (after acquisition) 200-300 c/s. Max closing speed Mach 8. Max doppler frequency of target 80 kc/s. Range accuracy +-1% of range or 1,000 yards. Guidance range 10nm. Weight of Sanders seeker 90lb + 35lb for Bendix supplied antenna and gimbal.

Aerial is plane polarised with 4 dipole feeds each followed by a ferrite modulator in order to produce an electronic conical scan in track mode. Gain quite low as affected by feeds used by Bendix in home-on-jam mode. Power generated by a Sperry reflex klystron (1w) fed via a ferrite isolator to Sperry 3 cavity klystron power amplifier with gain of 20-25dB.

The receiver used 9 banks of 11 filters.

Two home on jam systems were used. For all prfs there was a clear part of the doppler spectrum between 80 and 110 kc/s where no target or clutter signals should be seen. This could be used to distinguish jamming signals. Also a second receiver (by Bendix) produced midcourse guidance when the host aircraft's AI radar was jammed.
 

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Whole bunch of wind tunnel photos of the Eagle here:

http://crgis.ndc.nasa.gov/historic/Additional_Photos_for_Unitary_and_Continuous-Flow_Hypersonic_Tunnels_2#Grumman.2FEagle_Models
http://crgis.ndc.nasa.gov/historic/Test_176:_Bendix_(Grumman)_Eagle_Missile
 

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Greetings All -

A recent donation from a Grumman engineer to the Museum had the attached drawing from Grumman for the initial airframe configuration.

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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From Aviation Week, October 1960, the first published drawing of the Eagle AAM:
 

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Artist's impression of Bendix XAAM-N-10 Eagle missile.

Source:
http://www.zonamilitar.com.ar/foros/threads/los-misiles-aire-aire-de-largo-alcance-eagle-y-falcon-los-progenitores-del-phoenix.18046/
 

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A Bendix Eagle model came up for sale at Bonhams in 2019:

BENDIX GRUMMAN EAGLE MISSILE MODEL.
Contractor's model in wood and metal, on aluminum base, engraved on the base with Bendix and Grumman logos, and "Eagle," 20 x 3-1/2 inches diameter, excluding stand, in custom wood box. Traces of felt residue from box adhering to fuselage.
Provenance: Manufactured by a major aerospace model shop.

The AAM-N-10 Eagle missile was developed by Bendix for the U.S. Navy, and manufactured by Grumman for testing in 1961. It was intended to be launched from a carrier-based Douglas F6D "Missileer" aircraft, and would have a range of 160 nautical miles. The Navy cancelled the Missileer project before the missile was even tested, and without the aircraft that it was intended for, it was never put into production.
 

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Is it my imagination or did the Eagle's booster have control-fins on its wings just like on the BOMARC?
 

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These two were loosely related at many levels...
What are these other connections?

Now to clarify my previous post the BOMARC instead of having conventional ailerons had all-moving wing-tips.

One final thing does anyone know if any prototype missile hardware was built and tested before the Eagle was cancelled?
 

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I meant, the seeker was the same: Bendix AN/DPN-53, the first ever airborne pulse-doppler seeker.
 

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