Accession Number:

ADB807468

Title:

Toward New Horizons. Volume 8. Guided Missiles and Pilotless Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD (AIR FORCE) WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1946-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

A general discussion is presented of guided-missile developments, as basis for development of automatic controls, and of the launching of a winged missile for supersonic flight. Principal differences between automatic pilots in conventional aircraft and automatic control in missiles are outlined. A comparison is made of the power sources available for control mechanisms. The characteristics of long-range rocket trajectories in vacuo are given along with a sample problem.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE