Accession Number:

AD0720382

Title:

An Introduction to Rockets and Guided Missiles

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-11-18

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A short description is given of the history of rocketry in China plus praise of Soviet accomplishments with satellites and rocket accuracy to 1960. Descriptions are made of capabilities, functions, and minor advantages and disadvantages of air-to-ground, air-to air, ground-to-ground, ground-to-air, and ground-to-space rockets. An explanation of the structure of rockets in general includes nose section, instrument compartment, fuel compartment, fuel feed system, engine, and control mechanism. A short discussion of requirements and capabilities of intercontinental missiles follows structural diagram of a Thor IRBM is given.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE