Competition of the WS-131B/GAM--77 Hound Dog

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Hi All!
WS-131B/GAM-77 Hound Dog---carrier by B-52 Stratofortress.
Competition beginning early 1957 (the exact date could not be found)
I know that 12 companies participated.
Competition won a North American Aviation in August 1957.
12 proposal:
1) North American Model G-? or ?
2) Vought V-412 (my opinion)
3) ?
4) ?
5) ?
6) ?
7) ?
8) ?
9) ?
10) ?
11) ?
12) ?


That you can add ?
 

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Here is a general arrangement for the V-412 Study #7


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Inboard Profile of V-412 "B-52 ASM"


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History of development of the WS-131B:


15 March 1956---GOR-148 issued calling for B-52 ASM
1956-----------Cancellation of first proposals
April 1957--------Re-bid of GOR-148 and later named Weapon System 131B
July 1957--------Proposals submitteb by 12 firms:
1) North Amercan Model G-? or ?---GAM-77/AGM-28
2) Vought Model 412
3) Northrop Model 196
4) Boeing Model 80? or 81? (or Model 62? or 63?) (maybe)
5) Bell Model D-? or P-? (or Model ?) (maybe)
6) Convair Model ? (maybe)
7) Douglas Model 1???/DM-? (maybe)
8) Lockheed Model CL-4?? (or CL-3??) (maybe)
9) Martin Model 34? or 35? (maybe)
10) Republic Model AP-? (maybe)
11) Hughes Model HM-? (maybe)
12) GE or R-M or Grumman or ?...: Model ?


These are my comments, and your comments about my comments?
 

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I found another V-412 configuration recently.
Here is the general arrangement drawing.
VAHF archives.


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