American Guided Missiles of World War II

American Guided Missiles of World War II
Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781472839275
Available:
Release: 2020-06-25
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

World War II was a significant period of development for American missile programs, during which time the US built pioneering examples of guided weapons systems. However, whilst the German missiles of World War II are famous around the world, their American counterparts have remained shrouded in secrecy, despite the fact that they formed the basis for the later revolutions in precision warfare. Among the most sophisticated missiles of World War II was the US Navy's radar-guided Bat anti-ship missile, which was on the verge of deployment in the final months of the war. The war also saw the first use of guided assault drones, including the US Army Air Force's Aphrodite program of 1944, and the US Navy's Project Anvil and TDR-1. This book draws back the veil on these weapons, examining the principal avenues of missile development in America during World War II, including the early glide bombs, radio-controlled bombs and electro-optically controlled bombs. Some of the more peculiar efforts, such as the “Bat bomb” and pigeon-guided bombs, are also explored. The text is supported by specially commissioned, full-colour artwork and diagrams.

German Guided Missiles of World War II

German Guided Missiles of World War II
Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781472831941
Available:
Release: 2019-11-28
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Although not as well-known as the V-1 buzz bomb and the V-2 missile, the first German missiles to see combat were anti-ship missiles, the Henschel Hs.293 guided missile and the Fritz-X guided bomb. These began to see extensive combat in the Mediterranean in 1943. In their most famous use, the Italian battleship Roma was sunk by a Fritz-X attack in September 1943 when Italy attempted to switch sides. The serious threat posed by these missiles led to a vigorous but little known 'Wizard War' by the Allies to develop electronic counter-measures, the first effort of its kind. Besides the anti-ship missiles, the other major category of German missiles were the air-defence missiles. Germany suffered extremely heavy losses from Allied strategic bombing attacks, and German fighter and flak defences proved increasingly unsuccessful. As a result, the Luftwaffe began an extensive programme to deploy several families of new air defence missiles to counter the bomber threat, including the Wasserfall, Schmetterling, and others. This book traces the origins of these missile programmes and examines their development and use in combat. With full-colour illustrations and detailed explorations of the stories behind the missiles, this study offers a comprehensive overview of German guided missiles in the World War II era.

Fundamentals of Guided Missiles

Fundamentals of Guided Missiles
Author: United States. Air Force. Air Training Command
Pages: 575
ISBN: UOM:39015004467075
Available:
Release: 1960
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

German Guided Missiles of the Second World War

German Guided Missiles of the Second World War
Author: Rowland F. Pocock
Pages: 120
ISBN: STANFORD:36105120800755
Available:
Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Handbook of Rockets and Guided Missiles

The Handbook of Rockets and Guided Missiles
Author: Norman John Bowman
Pages: 328
ISBN: UOM:39015002938010
Available:
Release: 1957
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Guided Missiles

Guided Missiles
Author: Alix Wood
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781508146940
Available:
Release: 2015-12-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Guided missiles have been used by militaries around the world since World War II. Readers explore the history behind the developments in guided missile technology from the earliest uses of these weapons to the most advanced guided missiles used today. Detailed text, photographs, and fact boxes provide readers with a comprehensive look at the impact guided missiles have had on modern warfare. Readers also learn the countermeasures put in place to protect against the use of these weapons. What guides these weapons? The answers to this question and many more are found with each turn of the page.

US Guided Missiles

US Guided Missiles
Author: Bill Yenne
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0859791629
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Crecy Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Back Cover: In US Guided Missiles renowned aviation historian Bill Yenne has produced, for the first time, a comprehensive guide to the widely varied United States guided missile systems that have been designated with the "M" prefix. Beginning with the 1950s MGM-1 Matador-a jet-propelled cruise missile inspired by Germany's wartime V-1 "Flying Bomb"--And the MGM-5 Corporal, evolved from the German V2 ballistic missile, US Guided Missiles charts the evolution of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) such as the Atlas, Titan, Minuteman and Peacekeeper. The Atlas and Titan later became famous as the basis for the launch vehicles that carried the first American astronauts into space. Meanwhile the Rim-2 and MIM-3 Nike Ajax had their roots in anti-aircraft missiles of World War II. Having begun with the earliest Cold War guided missiles, this book progresses through Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBMs) such as the UGM-73 Poseidon and UGM-96 Trident, to the later cruise missiles such as the BGM-109 Tomahawk. The roster of systems includes the hugely successful air-to-air 'Sidewinder', as well as little-known and obscure missiles, and modern systems in use today including the AIM-120 AMRAAM and RIM-162 Standard Missiles. From the earliest post-war rockets, through the Cold War to modern weapons, US Guided Missiles shows how guided missile systems have changed the face of warfare, illustrated throughout with rare and previously unseen images, and with extensive appendices, this book is an essential reference for any aviation, aerospace or military historian and enthusiast.

Principles of Guided Missiles and Nuclear Weapons

Principles of Guided Missiles and Nuclear Weapons
Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel
Pages: 366
ISBN: UIUC:30112077982848
Available:
Release: 1966
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fundamentals of missile and nuclear weapons systems are presented in this book which is primarily prepared as the second text of a three-volume series for students of the Navy Reserve Officers' Training Corps and the Officer Candidate School. Following an introduction to guided missiles and nuclear physics, basic principles and theories are discussed with a background of the factors affecting missile flight, airframes, missile propulsion systems, control components and systems, missile guidance, guided missile ships and systems, nuclear weapons, and atomic warfare defense. In the area of missile guidance, further explanations are made of command guidance, beam-rider methods, homing systems, preset guidance, and navigational guidance systems. Effects of nuclear weapons are also described in categories of air, surface, subsurface, underwater, underground, and high-altitude bursts as well as various kinds of damages and injuries. Besides illustrations for explanation purposes, a table of atomic weights and a glossary of general terms are provided in the appendices.

Guided Missiles

Guided Missiles
Author: United States. Department of the Air Force,United States. Dept. of the Air Force
Pages: 575
ISBN: WISC:89046367322
Available:
Release: 1958
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bibliography on German Guided Missiles

Bibliography on German Guided Missiles
Author: United States. Army Air Forces. Air Matériel Command. Air Documents Division
Pages: 145
ISBN: CORNELL:31924005002336
Available:
Release: 1946
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Handbook of Instructions for Aircraft Designers Guided missiles

Handbook of Instructions for Aircraft Designers  Guided missiles
Author: United States. Air Force. Air Research and Development Command
Pages: 329
ISBN: SRLF:EE0000285593
Available:
Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

History of German Guided Missiles Development

History of German Guided Missiles Development
Author: Guided Missiles Seminar. 1er. 1956. Munich
Pages: 419
ISBN: OCLC:459647503
Available:
Release: 1957
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Physical and Technical Development of Infrared Homing Devices; Review of the Development of Proximity Fuses; Some Special Problems of Power Plants; The Design and Development of the Solid-Fuel Rocket and its Performance; Development of Hydrogen Peroxide Rockets in Germany; The Development of the V-2 Rocket Engine; BMW-Developments; History of the Air-Borne Towing Experiments with Large Size Ram-Jet Ducts in Germany during 1941-1945; High Velocity Free-Flying Ram-Jet Units (TR-Missiles); On the History of the Development of the Schmidtrohr; Development of the V-1 Pulse Jet; Research and Development of the Guided Missile "Feuerlilie".

German Guided Missiles

German Guided Missiles
Author: William Wolf
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781576380284
Available:
Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: Merriam Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rockets and Guided Missiles

Rockets and Guided Missiles
Author: John Humphries
Pages: 229
ISBN: UCAL:B4540400
Available:
Release: 1956
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beskriver raketmotorer, missiler og missilsystemer. Egnet som lærebog

Guided Missiles and Pilotless Aircraft

Guided Missiles and Pilotless Aircraft
Author: Hsue Shen Tsien,Hugh Latimer Dryden,William Hayward Pickering
Pages: 62
ISBN: STANFORD:36105040001310
Available:
Release: 1946
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Guided Missiles

Guided Missiles
Author: United States. Army. Ordnance Guided Missile School
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:32192588
Available:
Release: 1958
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Guided Missiles Rockets and Artificial Satellites Including Project Vanguard

Guided Missiles  Rockets and Artificial Satellites  Including Project Vanguard
Author: Army Library (U.S.)
Pages: 153
ISBN: MINN:31951000787036W
Available:
Release: 1957
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fundamentals of Guided Missiles

Fundamentals of Guided Missiles
Author: Anonim
Pages: 624
ISBN: 8186514856
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Guided Missiles in War and Peace

Guided Missiles in War and Peace
Author: Nels A. Parson
Pages: 161
ISBN: UCAL:$B64222
Available:
Release: 1956
Editor: Cambridge : Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Guided Missiles Fundamentals

Guided Missiles  Fundamentals
Author: United States. Department of the Air Force
Pages: 329
ISBN: UIUC:30112008345610
Available:
Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book: