Principles of guided missile design book pdf
Principles of Guided Missiles and Nuclear WeaponsI still think of the black-helmeted miners who every morning tramped along the path to the Olga Number One shaft, heavy denim pants tucked into steel-capped boots, lunch buckets swinging from calloused hands. Life in Coalwood seemed changeless, its center for me and its 1, inhabitants a deep shaft that plunged into a rich seam of bituminous coal. But when I was 14, an event in far-off Kazakhstan profoundly affected everyone in Coalwood: the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1. The townspeople went out into the crisp autumn night to watch the first man-made satellite streak overhead. We were mesmerized by the sight; it seemed like some new and wonderful age had begun. Some of us even began to build rockets.
Principles of guided missile design.
A ballistic missile follows a ballistic trajectory to deliver one or more warheads on a predetermined target. These weapons are only guided during relatively brief periods of flight—most of their trajectory is unpowered, being governed by gravity and air resistance if in the atmosphere. Shorter range ballistic missiles stay within the Earth's atmosphere , while longer-ranged intercontinental ballistic missiles ICBMs , are launched on a sub-orbital flight trajectory and spend most of their flight out of the atmosphere. These weapons are in a distinct category from cruise missiles , which are aerodynamically guided in powered flight. The earliest form of ballistic missiles dates from the 13th century with its use derived from the history of rockets. In the 14th century, the Ming Chinese navy used an early form of a ballistic cruise missile weapon called the Huo long chu shui in naval battles against enemy ships. The first successful launch of a V-2 was on October 3, , and it began operation on September 6, against Paris , followed by an attack on London two days later.
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Principles of Guided Missiles and Nuclear Weapons , , was created to introduce Navy personnel to these weapons. This document was never classified and does not contain any classified information. It is provided as a historical document demonstrating the technology and implied tactics midway through the US-Soviet Cold War. For a current understanding of the effects of nuclear weapons and first responder tactics to minimize death and disability, see the Federal Emergency Management Agency or Center for Disease Control or the International Atomic Energy Agency web sites. In this online version of the manual we have attempted to keep the flavour of the original layout while taking advantage of the Web's universal accessibility. Different browsers and fonts will cause the text to move, but the text will remain roughly where it is in the original manual.
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