United States Navy Technical Training Manual NavPers 10784-A (second edition: 1966)
A huge and heavy volume of 370 pages, profusely illustrated.
For many years this was "the bible" that trained thousands of men and women in Navy ROTC, Navy ROS, and OCS classes for operating the Polaris and other Navy missile systems. (Unfortuately, more modern versions remain highly classified.)
A thick, heavy document that's comprehensive and complete, covering every aspect of the Navy guided missiles of the 1960s and 70s. Provides both theory (with detailed examples) and practical information, intended for hands-on reference by Navy missile technicians, mechanics, engineers, and scientists.
Provides the basic principles and theories needed for understanding guided missile flight and control, and basic nuclear weapon information The fundamentals of the different kinds of missile guidance are also discussed.
Considerable detail is given on the effects of nuclear weapons (but not on the construction or operation of the weapons).
Summary of Contents
PART I -- GUIDED MISSILES
Introduction to guided missiles
Factors affecting missile flight
Components of guided missiles
Missile propulsion systems
Missile control components and systems
Principles of missile guidance
Other guidance systems
Guided missile ships and systems
PART II -- NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Fundamentals of nuclear physics
Principles of nuclear weapons and their handling
Effects of nuclear weapons
Table of atomic weights and bibliography
"Intended primarily as a classroom training text for NROTC and OCS students."
A comprehensive and complete guide to United States Navy guided missiles of the 1960s and 70s--thick, dense with details--a "must-have" for the reference library of every serious rocket designer, engineer, and technician.
An excellent source of hard-to-find information for the model rocket builder and experimental rocketeer.
Beginning with a history of rockets and missiles, the book explains the German and Japanese weapons of World War II, and provides a complete list of all types of navy missiles and rockets, including many obscure early models and designs. Even the work of Dr Robert H. Goddard is covered. Also reviews the contemporary missiles of the Army and Air Force.
Covers air-, silo-, mobile-, ship-, and underwater-launched versions.
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!
From aerodynamics through trajectories ...
This huge book covers every detail related to rockets and missiles ...
Propulsion, controls, servos ... it's all 0here
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.
3d generation copy. This is a republished edition, printed directly from a rare digital archive supplied to us by the US Navy. 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.
This is a heavy book, so please allow extra for shipping.
11 x 8.5-inches, 370 pages, quality bound. $34.95
USA (Insured Priority Mail: $7.70)
International (Airmail: $18.85)
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