A ""technical briefing"" on the latest of weapons covers the importance of this aerial robot device and explains its purpose...

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GUIDED MISSILES IN WAR AND PEACE

A ""technical briefing"" on the latest of weapons covers the importance of this aerial robot device and explains its purpose as well as its construction. A short history of guided missiles takes in the advances in World War II, particularly the German; there is explanation of air to surface, air to air, surface to air and surface to surface missiles together with the anti- missile guided missile developments; the aerodynamics (flight and design), guidance and propulsion are described; warfare use by navy, air and army is discussed and non-military application of current research for faster, safer travel and space exploration is projected. The vital program and costly race for national defense should spark a definite interest in this survey of ""bullets with brains"" which makes it possible for the non-expert to have an idea of how they function and how they may be employed.

Pub Date: March 23, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1956