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Emerson Electric WASP Missile

Mark Nankivil

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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?

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sferrin

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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.

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fightingirish said:
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.

sferrin said:

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.



 

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Abraham Gubler said:
fightingirish said:
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.

sferrin said:

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?
 

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Greetings All -

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

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