NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION INC DOWNEY CALIF SPACE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS DIV
The cables required for an air launched missile are as numerous and complex as the cables required for a large air-to-surface missile. Approximately 250 differently designed cables are required to support the Hound Dog Missile. Design criteria for these cables were established to provide a quality product at a reasonable cost through standardization of hardware and components. The nature of the checkout of the missile precluded the use of cable procured to MIL-C-13777 without deviating to the specification. Major procurement problems on this program were delivery, quality control and design changes. Author
Prepared for presentation at Symposium on Communications Wires and Cables (10th) Asbury Park, N. J., 29-30 Nov, 1 Dec 1961.