Accession Number:

ADC800914

Title:

Project Kingfisher

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. no. 2 for period ending 31 Mar 1947

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS GAITHERSBURG MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1947-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

Development of radar-controlled, subsonic, self-homing, air-borne msisiles designed to deliver explosive charge below water line of floating targets is discussed. Missiles are to be rocket-propelled with a range of 10 to 20 miles and varying in weight from 1000 to 4000 lbs. Power-driven, homing torpedo separates from missile some distance short of target. One model to be ship-launched, carrying deep-diving homing torpedo for submarine targets. Discussion of flight simulator, and wind-tunnel and flight tests.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Torpedoes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE