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Walk-around of what appears to be a small solid-propellant roll motor.

Mounted perpendicular to the direction of flight, it would appear that the two small rocket motors could be used to spin-stabilize the rocket. Although some versions of the Scout were unguided, none of the literature I read indicated spin-stabilization. Also, spin-stabilization seems unlikely, given that at least two stages had fins.

These are a bit of a mystery.

Picture 2 of 3.

Note that the final two pictures are of the motor on the building side of the missile; the first picture is of the one on the parking lot side of the missile, due to the angle of the sun and lighting considerations.

Time picture taken Fri Apr 17 09:01:14 2009
Location picture taken Parking Lot
Strategic Air & Space Museum
Ashland, NE
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