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Old 09-29-2021, 06:12 PM
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Nike Smoke details . . .

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Different Nike Smokes used different fin sizes. If you look closely and the photos that Mr. Fitch posted, you will see that some have a greater fin area than the others.

Several Nike-boosted sounding rockets used three fins--usually the original Nike-Ajax fins with the fin tips noticably cut down. The Astrobee 200 used a Nike booster with four Honest John fins.

There's lots of variation.

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Old 09-29-2021, 06:24 PM
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The Nike Nike Smoke had 3.


Great observation, Charles !

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Different Nike Smokes used different fin sizes. If you look closely and the photos that Mr. Fitch posted, you will see that some have a greater fin pattern than the others.

Several Nike-boosted sounding rockets used three fins--usually the original Nike-Ajax fins with the fin tips noticeably cut down. The Astrobee 200 used a Nike booster with four Honest John fins.

There's lots of variation.

Peter Alway



Nike Fin variations . . .

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