Dervish (rocket)

Summary

Dervish
TypeUnguided rocket
Place of originUnited States
Production history
Designed1950s
ManufacturerNorthrop Corporation
Specifications
Diameter2.75 inches (70 mm)

EngineThiokol TRX-126B
PropellantSolid fuel
Guidance
system
Unguided

Dervish was an unguided air-to-air and air-to-surface rocket developed by the Northrop Corporation for use by the United States Navy and United States Army during the early 1950s. Originally intended as an air-to-air rocket to replace the Mighty Mouse rocket, it was later expanded in role to also operate in an air-to-surface capacity.[1] Spin-stabilized, 2.75 inches (70 mm) in diameter, and powered by a Thiokol TRX-126B solid fuel rocket,[2] in 1958 development of Dervish was resumed as a solely Army project, but no production ever emerged.[3][4]

References

Citations

  1. ^ Ordway and Wakeford 1960, p.31
  2. ^ Aviation Week & Space Technology, volume 69 (1958), p.61
  3. ^ Aircraft and Missiles Manufacturing, Volume 2 (1959), p.28
  4. ^ Jacobs and Whitney 1962, p.46

Bibliography

  • Jacobs, Horace; Eunice Engelke Whitney (1962). Missile and Space Projects Guide 1962. New York: Springer Science+Business Media. ISBN 978-1-4899-6967-5.
  • Ordway, Frederick Ira & Wakeford, Ronald C. (1960). International Missile and Spacecraft Guide. New York: McGraw-Hill. ASIN B000MAEGVC.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)