Northrop SM-62 Snark 4-View
January 1957 American Modeler

January 1957 American Modeler

January 1957 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets Table of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, Air Trails, Flying Aces, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, & Young Men captured the era. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.


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.

Northrop SM-62 Snark 4-View (December 1957 American Modeler) - Airplanes and Rockets
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Posted August 14, 2010