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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:

http://designation-systems.net/dusrm/app1/aam-n-10.html

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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