Accession Number:

AD0683280

Title:

A GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO ANTIAIRCRAFT ROCKETS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-09-11

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The air-defense rocket is launched from the surface of the ground or the ocean to down enemy aircraft this is the surface-to-air guided missile. The air-defense rocket is a two-stage rocket of moderate size. The rocket engine of the first stage pushes the guided missile to a supersonic velocity, and the second-stage rocket engine maintains this flight velocity. The rocket body is slender, gradually tapering to a point at the nose. The fins of the rocket are cross-shaped or x-shaped so that high maneuverability in either one of two planes is possible. A remote-control system and automatic aiming system are used to increase the missiles accuracy. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Antiaircraft Defense Systems
  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE