Vickers Guided Weapons
By (author) John Forbat
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Vickers Guided Weapons by John Forbat
Book DescriptionLooking at missile and avionics systems, with diagrams and photographs, and the trials and their effects on missile design, and telling the story of the company and its individuals and interactions with governmental bureaucracies, this volume also goes through certain projects at length, including Red Rapier, Blue Boar, Red Dean and Vigilant anti-tank missile (the author was responsible for many of the trials). It will appeal to both professionals in international aviation and weapons industries and the military, as well as to non-engineering qualified readers interested in the military history of advanced weapons.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752437699
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Imprint: NPI Media Group
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Forbat
Secret World of Vickers Guided Weapons, Paperback (August 2009)
Based on the author's own involvement as an engineer at Vickers through the 1950s and early 1960s and on research of the archives at Brooklands Museum and the The National Archives, this book explains the successes and failures of the developments in the early days of guided weapons. It also explains missile and avionics systems and trials.
TSR2 Precision Attack to Tornado, Paperback (September 2006)» View all books by John Forbat
Like its companion book The Secret World of Vickers Guided Weapons, this account is based on the author's involvement as an engineer at Vickers through the 1950s and early 1960s. This time the author looks at a number of projects that challenged the company, including the Light AA missile and anti-tank guided weapons, but primarily the TSR2.
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Author Biography - John Forbat
John Forbat started working for Vickers as a graduate apprentice assembling airplanes and soon graduated into Special Projects (later known as Guided Weapons) where he was involved in developing many projects from Blue Boar to TSR2. The book has been written with the cooperation of the Brooklands Museum and its archives, where the author is in the process of creating an exhibition of guided weapons
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