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Old 11-16-2010, 11:58 PM
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Below are several links to photographs and information on the AGM-12C Bullpup B air-to-surface missile (distinctively different in appearance and size from other Bullpup versions), which was designed to carry a 1,000 pound semi-armor-piercing warhead to a greater range (10 miles) than the 7-mile range of other Bullpup versions. A variant of the AGM-12C fitted with a cluster bomb warhead (for use against anti-aircraft sites) was called the AGM-12E. Also, there were at least two variations in the planform of its distinctive, long-chord rear wings, which resembled the fins of the Centuri and Estes Viking model rocket kits. Here are the links:

http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/m-12.html

http://www.456fis.org/AGM-12_BULLPUP.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGM-12_Bullpup

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/fa...heet.asp?id=990

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/missile/agm-12.htm

http://www.bocn.co.uk/gallery/showi...C&cutoffdate=-1 (NOTE: The Bullpup missile in this photograph is listed as an AGM-12D, but it has the much wider body of the AGM-12C and the AGM-12C's unusual long-chord rear wings. The rear wings on this missile, however, have slightly clipped tips. Can any Bullpup experts [I am not one] positively identify which variant this missile is?)
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The image labeled a 12-D at the BOCN is indeed a 12-C. The clipping on the main fins is also shown on the example from the USAF Armaments Museum at Eglin. Both were labeled as 12-C Bullpup B
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The image labeled a 12-D at the BOCN is indeed a 12-C. The clipping on the main fins is also shown on the example from the USAF Armaments Museum at Eglin. Both were labeled as 12-C Bullpup B
Thank you for clearing that up. Since the AGM-12D (depicted in the Estes kit) is the normal "skinnier" Bullpup, I wasn't sure if the one pictured on the BOCN site might have had a "suffix" on its designation (like 'AGM-12D Bullpup B' or something similar) to designate it as one of the wider variants. The clipped-tip rear wings on some of the -12C rounds may have been made that way for ground clearance or to clear the fins of other missiles or bombs (or rocket launcher pods) hung on adjacent hardpoint pylons on aircraft.
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