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 SnarkScale 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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Posted August 14, 2010