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United States Air Force Technical Training Manual

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Guided Missiles Fundamentals

United States Air Force Technical Training Manual AFM 52-31

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Two huge  and  heavy  volumes, 589 pages, profusely illustrated.

For many years this was "the bible" that trained thousands of men and women who operated the Titan and Minuteman missile systems.  (Unfortuately, more modern versions remain highly classified.)

A thick, heavy document that's comprehensive and complete, covering every aspect of the guided missiles of the 1960s and 70s.  Provides both theory (with detailed examples) and practical information, intended for hands-on USAF missile technicians, mechanics, engineers, and scientists. 

Summary of Contents
  • The Story of Guided Missiles
  • Missile Aerodynamics
  • Propulsion of Guided Missiles
  • Physics Involved in Guided Missile Design
  • Control Systems Components
  • Guidance Systems Components
  • Guided Missile Control Systems
  • Trajectory Considerations
  • Guidance Systems
  • Guided Missile Operations
  • Principles of Lasers
  • Instrumentation
  • Department of Defense Guided Missiles
  • Index

Fairly heavy with the electronics circuits, devices, and processes of rockets and missiles, especially controls, guidance, and instrumentation.  A complete education in the electronics of 1960s and 70s ICBMs! 

Profusely illustrated with hundreds of detailed tables and charts, drawings and photos, graphs and diagrams, this Handbook is both highly educational and a "fun read."  It explores just about every aspect of military operations with nuclear-armed ICBMs during the heat of the Cold War.  Full of esoteric and hard-to-find data. 

An exceptional reference resource for the "amateur" rocket experimenter and builder of model rockets. 


Note: Sample illustrations much smaller and at lower resolution than original!

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From aerodynamics through trajectories ...

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This huge book covers every detail related to rockets and missiles ...

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Propulsion, pumps, valves, controls, servos ... it's all here

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The text is heavily oriented to teaching the electronics and circuits of ICBM missiles

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The book has hundreds of illustrations, some of which are in better condition than others.  Since this is a third-generation edition, many of the photos are less than clear and sharp--but the information they convey is there.  Don't expect illustrations of the highest quality in terms of resolution, but each one has a wealth of information that you can use.


Originally published 1 July 1972 by the Air Training Command.  This is a republished edition, printed directly from a rare digital archive supplied to us by the USAF.  Not the highest quality to work from, but still a useful edition of this important and hard-to-find reference resource.  Legibility in this edition varies from "good" to "not-so-good," even though it was printed with a state-of-the-art laser printer on high-quality, acid-free paper.

These are two very heavy books, so please allow extra for shipping.

Set of 2 volumes, 11 x 8.5-inches, 589 pages, quality bound.  $49.95
 

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