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Gluhareff dart missile?

FarSight

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http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4305/ch10.htm

http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4406/chap3.html

These sites mention a dart-shaped missile designed by Mr. Michael Gluhareff for Ludington-Griswold company which was then tested by NACA:

"In 1942 Griswold's company had built a wind tunnel model of a dart-shaped missile conceived by Michael Gluhareff, a Russian émigré who was chief of design for the Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division of the United Aircraft Corporation; now, in 1944, Griswold was using the results of Vought-Sikorsky tunnel tests with the model to convince the AAF and the NACA that the new missile should be developed."

"Eventually, a wind tunnel model was built; initial tests were encouraging. But the Army declined to follow up due to several other unconventional projects already under way. Fortunately, a business associate of Gluhareff kept the concept alive by using the Dart design, as it was called, as the basis for an air-to-ground glide bomb in 1944."

Is there anything else available about this project?
 

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There was a 10p. article in Aerospace Historian , Spring ,March 1979.

"Lippisch,Gluhareff and Jones: The Emergence of the Delta Planform and the
Origins of the Sweptwing in the United States".
 

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What kind of missile was it?, an air to ground one for heavy bombers?

and what about its powerplant?, jet, rocket or piston engine?
 

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Perhaps the Gluhareff patent n° 2,511,502 filed on June 5, 1946, gives some clues about that missile:

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pdfs/US2511502.pdf

"Figs. 1 to 4 show a dart-shaped airplane embodying the invention in the form of a pilotless missile, the flight path of which may be controlled by radio or in any well-known manner usual in the art of guided missiles."
"In Figs. 5 to 8 there is shown a somewhat similar form of guided, missile except that the leading edge of the airfoil-body in the vicinity of the longitudinal axis is provided with a forwardly projecting bulged airfoil body portion (24) of airfoil cross-section which is well pointed at its forward end and which merges-aft into the main
wing airfoil (10). This body (24) may house the control apparatus or in some instances, may
carry the explosive charge of the missile."
 

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