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Missile ID?

Mark Nankivil

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Greetings All -

A friend spent time at Eglin in the late '50s and passed this photo onto me. Anyone able to ID the missile model?

Thanks in advance! Mark
 

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I'd wager a nickel that that's a model rocket. The design doesnt make a whole lot of sense, the outermost fins looked glued-on, and there are kids...
 

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Everyone in that picture is wearing US military rank insignia. That doesn't mean it's not a model rocket, but the stand looks pretty substantial for a model.
 

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This USAF model look like, (i say look like)

That's it got four wrap-around booster motors for the central craft.
What ever this is, a rocket or Cruise Missile ?

Look like us analog of the British sea slug missile
 

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They look like they are holding certificates which say Air Training Command - perhaps it is just a student project like the RAF Cranfield ones?

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Barry
 

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Further to Barry's observation, could it be a top-of-the-class trophy?

Chris
 

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My friend says it was taken off a nearby desk to be used as a "prop" for the group photo and had nothing to do with their visit. I think my friend is the second from the left but he has not admitted that yet.

Thanks - Mark
 
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