Rocket powered WE177

fredgell

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A picture of tests of a proposed rocket powered WE177 atomic bomb as an interim after Skybolt.


http://nuclear-weapons.info/images/clip-01.PNG

New to me so though I would post link.

Part of amuch larger site on British nuclear weapons - there are links to this elsewhere on Secret Projects but I haven't seen this picture or the related notes brought to our attention.

http://www.nuclear-weapons.info/vw.htm

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Fred
 

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Sorry Fred, not not a rocket-powered WE.177 bomb, but only a rocket-powered one-third scale model used for drag measurements for the laydown bomb. Photos here http://www.nuclear-weapons.info/vw.htm#WE.177%20further_development_proposals show them at launch on the Larkhill Artillery ranges.

There were proposals for a rocket-powered full size weapon as an alternative to the laydown weapon, but these were never built. Only ever a paper project.

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Brian
 

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