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Historical development of world wide guided missilesThis paper attempts to put in perspective the development of missiles from early history to present time. The influence of World War II in accelerating the development of guided missiles, particularly through German scientists, is discussed. The dispersion of German scientists to other countries and the coupling of their work with native talent to develop guided missiles is traced. Particular emphasis is placed on the evolution of the missile in the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. Since the Soviets possess what is probably the world's most complete array of dedicated missile system types, their known inventory is reviewed in some detail.
Document ID
19780036838
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Spearman, M. L. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, Va., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1978
Subject Category
ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 78-210
Meeting Information
Aerospace Sciences Meeting(Huntsville, AL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other