Friday, May 22, 2009

Odd rocket resource (but not oddrocs until ya' build 'em)

Another offshoot from my lenticular rocket surfing...

Designation-systems.net's Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles, Appendix 4: Undesignated Vehicles. The whole site is great, but this section seems to include some of the rarer, odder items. Not all are rare or odd, but how about items like the Applied Physics Lab D-40 Cannonball? I dare anyone to get that to fly with passive stabilization.

Drawing: UK National Archives, via Chris Gibson