The A.S.P. (Atmospheric Sounding Rocket) was developed to sample the mushroom clouds of nuclear blast.The rocket was launched from a monorail rocket launcher. An interesting feature of the rocket was it’s low aspect fins. It was first launched in December 1955. The rocket was later combined with a Nike as the Nike-ASP configuration.
Full scale: length 3.89m = 12' 9" finspan 51cm = 20" diam 16.5cm = 6.5" Nose cone (conical configuration) 34"
Downscaled A.S.P. Paper Model by Chris Michielssen
this model requires a BT-5 Nosecone (Paper versions of BT-5 can be found here)
See more of Chris’s downscales in the Partial Paper Rocket section