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Design of Aerodynamically Stabilized Free Rockets
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Department of Defense Military Design Handbook
US Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal

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Design of Aerodynamically Stabilized Free Rockets
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Department of Defense Military Design Handbook
US Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal

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Our biggest, thickest rocket science book--716 pages, in two heavy volumes--a real gem!


This is how the U.S. Army designs its rockets--it's a comprehensive and complete textbook by some of the world's best rocket scientists, written especially to teach other rocket scientists, engineers, technicians, and designers.  It's the "Engineering Design Handbook for Aero-Stabilized Rockets" from the U.S. Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal. 

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NOTE: Sample illustrations greatly reduced in size and resolution

Covers almost every aspect of solid-propellant tactical rocket design engineering, complete with the math and detailed explanations for how to use it.  A "bible" of state-of-the-art information and hard-to-find data for rocket scientists, engineers, technicians, and designers, covering both military and research rocket systems.

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Exceptionally useful for the "amateur" rocket experimenter who wants to get the very best flights possible from their scale model rockets and missiles.  If your model rockets are large, advanced, or have high-power propulsion, you'll learn a lot from this huge document.

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Much information about solid propellants.  The many exceptional engineering drawings (over 445 illustrations!) are very helpful for model rocket design and construction details, and will inspire many new ideas for your rockets.

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Includes 445 high-resolution illustrations, and 40 technical tables, plus calculation procedures for virtually every imaginable fin and nose cone, and an exhaustive chapter about solid rocket propellants.

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Lots of hard-to-find information and data about small rocket launchers

Covers the conceptual and preliminary design phases, with references to the technical approaches and computer programs required for the system development phase.  Includes operational and interface requirements as they influence the design of the total weapons system.

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Aerodynamically stabilized free rockets offer a relatively simple, reliable, small, low-cost means for delivering payloads, and when great accuracy isn't required, are often the optimum systems.  This handbook provides engineering design information and data for such rockets for military or research missions.

The text has all the math formulae and algebraic equations--with sample solutions--for calculating fin design, nose-cone aerodynamics, 

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General Contents

  • Introduction
  • System Design
  • Performance
  • Accuracy
  • Aerodynamics
  • Propulsion
  • Structures
  • Launcher Considerations
  • Appendix A: Atmospheric Data
  • Appendix B: Computer Programs
  • Appendix C: Heat Transfer Equations
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If you build or fly experimental, high-power, or model rockets, this huge text will show you professional ways to get maximum performance and peak altitudes! 

Developed under the direction of the U.S. Army Materiel Command's "Engineering Design Handbook Program," under the direction of the U.S. Army Management Engineering College, this document covers every aspect of the subject.  It's thick and very heavy, absolutely crammed with 716 pages of hard-to-find technical data, military lore, design information, engineering curves and graphs, esoteric tables and charts, lists of acronyms, and much, much more.

Since this is a third-generation document, 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.

This is a republished edition, printed directly from a rare digital archive supplied to us by the US Department of the Army.  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, totally 716 pages, 11 x 8.5-inches, quality bound.  $49.95

 
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