Northrop SM-62 Snark 4-View
January 1957 American Modeler
This 4-view drawing of the Northrop SM-62 Snark was scanned from page
21 of my purchased edition of the December 1957 American Modeler. It is
another example of Walter Jefferies' fine scale drawings.
Northrop SM-62 Snark
Scale Presentations by Walter M. Jefferies, Jr.
First U.S guided
missile with intercontinental range, tailless turbojet powered weapon cruises
at high sub-sonic speeds. With nuclear warhead and range of strategic jet
bombers, its range can be extended by addition of large pylonmounted, underwing
auxiliary fuel tanks. Combination ailerons and elevators, called elevons,
are mounted on trailing edge of wing about mid-span, Thin wing is swept
back 45°. Parabrake to aid in recovery of missile is housed in compartment
above jet exhaust. Originally powered by an Allison J-71 turbojet, Snark
now has a Pratt and Whitney J-57. Take-off is aided by two booster rockets
mounted each side of fuselage just ahead of turbo-jet intake. Rocket units
jettison after burning out.
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August 14, 2010