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Inapertwa
« on: January 03, 2016, 12:59:48 am »
In 1958, the RAAF was seeking a replacement for the sub-sonic Canberra medium bomber.  The CSIRO (Commonwealth Science and Industrial Organisation) was approached by GAF (Government Aircraft Factories) to help in designing an indigenous aircraft.  CSIRO had long had an interest in computerisation and automatic guidance systems.  They appointed Dr. Mark Golf to head the study team and his team in six months produced a proposal for a self-guided air-breathing missile.  Powered by a Rolls-Royce Avon jet engine, fed by a dorsal intake, the Inapertwa (Aboriginal for "simple creatures"), the missile would have sufficient range to reach northern Manchuria from bases within Australia's "top end".  Equipped with a initially a 5,000lb conventional warhead, later updated to a multi-kiloton nuclear device, it was to be capable of destroying it's intended targets.  Road mobile, the missile was to be kept in large, concrete bunkers and in times of stress, dispersed to the surrounding countryside and readied for launch using zero-length rocket boosters.





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Re: Inapertwa
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2016, 02:26:26 am »
Ooooooh! interesting...

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Re: Inapertwa
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2016, 02:29:17 am »
Given the success rate of the Snark, you risk bombing Antarctica instead of Mongolia!  ;D :lol:
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Re: Inapertwa
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2016, 03:48:34 am »
Interesting Build  :thumbsup:

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Re: Inapertwa
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2016, 05:29:07 am »
Excellent stuff there, that Revell Snark is a lot better than it's made out to be, apart from the RED styrene!
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Re: Inapertwa
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2016, 07:43:20 pm »
Nice idea ! Didn't somebody just post a link here with pics of their launch sites on the Eastern Seaboard ?

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Re: Inapertwa
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2016, 05:13:52 am »
Nice idea ! Didn't somebody just post a link here with pics of their launch sites on the Eastern Seaboard ?

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Yes, and there was only one. (sounds like 'Highlander'..... ;D)

That was at Presque Isle Air Force Base in Maine, and the link was to this site :-

http://coldwarrelics.com/presque_isle_snark
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Re: Inapertwa
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2016, 05:32:26 am »
Nice!  Can we post "snarky" comments  ;D
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Re: Inapertwa
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2016, 06:12:37 am »
Nice!  Can we post "snarky" comments  ;D

The Waters off Darwin are full of Snarks!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Inapertwa
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2016, 06:20:12 am »
Lewis Carroll wrote about "The Hunting of the Snark", concluding with a warning about Snarks that turned out to be Boojums!  there's a lot of it, but it's worth a read.

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173165
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Re: Inapertwa
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2016, 08:50:15 pm »
More building:













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Re: Inapertwa
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2016, 06:38:38 am »
Oh clever, now it's a DORSAL intake!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Inapertwa
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2016, 07:41:05 am »
That's looking really good! I'll be watching!
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Re: Inapertwa
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2016, 10:34:45 am »
Great stuff. can't wait to see more !

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And thanks for the link again  :thumbsup:
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Re: Inapertwa
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2016, 01:12:06 pm »
Gread  :thumbsup: