Tiny Tim rocket

USA


Tiny Tim, first deployed as a weapon an carrier-based aircraft during the Pacific War, generated 222 kN of thrust for 0.5 second to provide the initial acceleration to clear the 30.5 m launch tower.

Tiny Tim launches in the WAC-Corporal programme:

Flt nr Date Rocket Payload

(kg)

Alt.

(km)

Notes
  26 Sep 45 TINY-TIM+WAC model 113 4.8 ROUND-A was ballasted model of Wac in test of launcher, tracking radar and cameras. Successfully recovered for re-use.
  26 Sep 45 TINY-TIM+WAC model 113 4.8 ROUND-B was repeat of precious, and was successfully recovered.
  26 Sep 45 TINY-TIM+WAC model 113 4.8 ROUND-C repeted first two model flights.
1 27 Sep 45 TINY-TIM+WAC dummy 373 2.4 ROUND-1 had concrete-filled steel pipe to semulate filled weight of loaded rocket. Booster separation test. Successfully recovered.
  27 Sep 45 TINY-TIM+WAC model 113 4.8 ROUND-D in test of launcher, radar tracking and cameras with model of Wac simulating empty rocket. Recovered
2 28 Sep 45 TINY-TIM+WAC dummy 373 2.4 ROUND-2 was concrete-filled steel pipe with booster on test. Recovered
  07 May 46 TINY-TIM+WAC model     ROUND-11 for additional tests of recovery systems. Lost all 3 fins on launch and tumbled. Glass-cloth chute failed to deploy
  20 May 46 TINY-TIM+WAC dummy     ROUND-13 in nose blow-off test
  23 May 46 TINY-TIM+WAC dummy     ROUND-14 in nose blow-off test
  23 May 46 TINY-TIM+WAC dummy     ROUND-15 for beacon receiver test
  24 May 46 TINY-TIM+WAC dummy     ROUND-16 in nose blow-off test
  24 May 46 TINY-TIM+WAC dummy     ROUND-17 for beacon transmitter test
  26 May 46 TINY-TIM+WAC dummy     ROUND-18 in telemetry operation test
  26 May 46 TINY-TIM+WAC dummy     ROUND-19 for telemetry operation test
  29 May 46 TINY-TIM+WAC dummy     ROUND-20 in telemetry operation test
  02 Dec 46 TINY-TIM+WAC dummy   4.8 ROUND-21 tested recovery ejection and plass-cloth parachute successfully
  17 Feb 47 TINY-TIM+WAC dummy 308   ROUND-27 was booster and tower test and carried 308 kg of lead ballast

Note:

- The Tiny-Tim's were launched at White Sands Missile Range (LC-33)

- The Tiny-Tim, launched on 26 Sep 1945, was the first missile firing at White Sands.

- ROUND-A to D were four booster tests launched from Complex 33


Ref.: #5(3/94), #102(SL21) - Update: 14.07.15 Home