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Re: Boeing F-99 / IM-10/ BOMARC ideas
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2012, 01:56:36 am »
Guys, just so you know, i posted an Idea in the Idea about Using the Bomarc as a Fighter or High Altitude Interceptor! what about Using the Bomarc as Basis for a Carrier Based ZELL Interceptor? hope these help! Dan

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Re: Boeing F-99 / IM-10/ BOMARC ideas
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2012, 04:42:52 pm »
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Re: Boeing F-99 / IM-10/ BOMARC ideas
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2012, 01:02:37 am »
Does anybody know of any drawings or pictures of how the operational Bomacs were stored and launched?  I know they used a shed like structure but I can't tell how the roof was moved to allow launch.  Was it slid to each side or did it hinge on each side?  This site talks about the New Jersey launch complex which had the infamous fire which spread radioactivity all of the place and has pictures of the sheds but I haven't found any information on how they opened.  http://www.airfields-freeman.com/NJ/Airfields_NJ_E.htm

Also were the Canadian ones housed differently?
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Re: Boeing F-99 / IM-10/ BOMARC ideas
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2012, 04:11:49 am »
Does anybody know of any drawings or pictures of how the operational Bomacs were stored and launched?  I know they used a shed like structure but I can't tell how the roof was moved to allow launch.  Was it slid to each side or did it hinge on each side?  This site talks about the New Jersey launch complex which had the infamous fire which spread radioactivity all of the place and has pictures of the sheds but I haven't found any information on how they opened.  http://www.airfields-freeman.com/NJ/Airfields_NJ_E.htm

Also were the Canadian ones housed differently?

Looks like they slide to the side.  Since I'm not that far away from it, I can always take a trip up, and get some snaps

Edit: Latest Google Earth imagery shows the site's been leveled.
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Re: Boeing F-99 / IM-10/ BOMARC ideas
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2017, 12:24:13 am »
From Aviation Week in August 1958:

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Boeing Airplane Co. is making a strong bid to sell its Bomarc area-defence system to European countries within the NATO framework.

Military teams from France, Germany and Sweden have already been briefed completely on the missile at Boeing's pilotless aircraft division at Seattle. Unclassified presentations of system capabilities are being made at various levels of the NATO structure. Company is specifically selling its improved Bomarc IM-99B or Super Bomarc.

So no excuses, get that Bomarc done in Swedish splinter camo!

Also an interesting article here discussing the design of Bomarc's W-40 warhead which seems to have been more sophisticated than generally thought, perhaps with a very high neutron flux to fizzle the warheads in approaching bombers:

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/cf-aerospace-warfare-centre/elibrary/journal/2014-vol3-iss4-08-secrets-of-the-bomarc-part-2.page

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Re: Boeing F-99 / IM-10/ BOMARC ideas
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2017, 12:38:59 am »
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Does anybody know of any drawings or pictures of how the operational Bomacs were stored and launched?

There were two designs.  The original for the A-model was a steel structure split longitudinally along the roof.  The left / right sections were mounted on a fulcrum at one end and on rails at the other, so that they opened in a V-shape to expose the launcher:

https://youtu.be/X-HpZoDncEU?t=19

This was superceded by a much cheaper but hardened design for the B-model, with fixed concrete walls and sliding steel-concrete roof sections.  Each roof section weighed six tons and was tested with heavy static loads on the roof to ensure it would open when covered by 12 tons of snow:

https://youtu.be/uzhkMujY4AQ?t=1047


Edit: seems there was a third design!  Also sliding roof but seems much flimsier than the previous, perhaps this one wasn't hardened:

https://youtu.be/4duys7RhTvo?t=2



The actual launcher was made by Food Machinery Corp's Ordnance Division in San Jose. They also made the actuators for the doors on the A-model shelter.

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