This paper presents the results of an investigation of sting-support interference on afterbody drag at transonic speeds. Stings with varying diameter, cone angle, and cylindrical length were tested at the rea r of a model with various afterbody shapes. The data were obtained at an angle of attack of O deg. and at Mach numbers from 0.80 to 1.10. It was found that, in general, the addition of a sting caused a drag reduction. A method is presented whereby approximate sting-interferen ce corrections may be made to models with afterbodies and sting suppo rts of similar size and scale to those of this paper provided the bou ndary layer is turbulent at the model base and the Reynolds numbers a re of the same order of magnitude. Reynolds number of the tests prese nted varied from 15.0 x 10 (exp 6) to 17.4 x 10 (exp 6) based on body length. Sting effects from this investigation are compared with data of jet effects on the same afterbodies. The results of this comparis on indicate that for the more gradually contoured afterbodies, a stin g shape can be found which will duplicate the jet effects, but that f or blunt afterbodies no solid sting shape will duplicate the jet effe cts.