Solid Fuel Motors.

Motor Thrust Burn Time Impulse S.I. Weight Length Diameter
(lbs) (s) (lb s) (lbs) (ins) (ins)
Bantam IV 380 33.6 11 700 224 70.5 58.0 5
Chick IA 4400 0.19 990 220 9.35 21.8 2.76
Cuckoo I 18 200 4.1 81 000 204 524 51.7 17.2
Cuckoo II 8 200 10 82 000 213 500 51.8 17.2
Goldfinch II 41 000 3.6 148 000 235 922 87.6 17.2
Magpie II 6 600 1.6 11 100 187 97.3 75.2 7.28
Raven VI 15 000 30 450 000 191 2 540 206 17.2
Siskin II *1 300 3.5 *4 750 *280 23.5 20.9 5.56
Smoky Joe 2 900 39 113 000 171 925 123 17.2
Stonechat 32 000 53 1 700 000 212 10 300 216 36.3
Waxwing *3500 55 *193 000 *282 761 49.7 28

* in vacuum

This data is taken from an index of solid fuel motors written at R.P.E. Westoctt in the mid 60s. This is only a small selection - 73 motors were listed in all.

Uses:

Bantam IV Second stage for Skua sounding rocket
Chick IA Skua first stage
Cuckoo I Skylark - extra boost for first stage
Cuckoo II Black Knight re-entry tests
Goldfinch II Skylark first stage (when no Cuckoo used)
Magpie II Firestreak air to air missile
Raven VI Skylark
Siskin II Black Arrow - stage separation and to settle propellants in tanks
Smoky Joe Red Shoes, which became the Thunderbird SAM.
Stonechat Falstaff vehicle for testing of Chevaline components
Waxwing Third stage of Black Arrow

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