TX-38 Ducted Rocket

Ducted rocket in the rocket garden at Thiokol. Note the air intakes in center of rocket

Length 72 inches
Diameter 6 inches
Weight 71 lbs.
Burn Time 10.3 sec

The ducted rocket is a hybrid, air-breathing device that is intermediate in design and function between a solid propellant rocket motor and an athodyd, or ramjet, motor.  Successful flight testing of the TX-38 was conducted in 1958. Thiokol holds the patent for this system.

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Quarter aft view of Ducted rocket



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