• Hi Guest! Forum rules have been updated. All users please read here.

US Missiles and Rockets book needed

uk 75

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Sep 27, 2006
Messages
2,629
Reaction score
1,240
The excellent Secret Projects book on British rockets and missiles
reminds me that there is a serious gap when it comes to American
military rockets and missiles.

If anyone is working on such a book, please count me in as a
customer. I need to learn more about Typhons, Tritons, Maulers
and other beasts

UK 75
 

bobbymike

ACCESS: USAP
Joined
Apr 21, 2009
Messages
10,285
Reaction score
1,238
I agree wholeheartedly. There needs to be a full accounting of ALL the systems from built and deployed to even studied. Reading this forum a member like sferrin has discussed missile projects and solid rocket propulsion systems I had no idea existed. Orionblamblam briefly discussed the WS-120 project and a proposed 156" diameter ICBM, again it was news to me.

A book covering the missile age from 1946 to the present would be welcome.
 

Antonio

ACCESS: Top Secret
Staff member
Senior Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2006
Messages
3,457
Reaction score
187
I'd love to buy that book too. But a pre-1945 introductory chapter would be great!
 

SOC

I look at pictures all day
Senior Member
Joined
Jan 24, 2006
Messages
1,194
Reaction score
30
bobbymike said:
A book covering the missile age from 1946 to the present would be welcome.

...and would be freaking huge!

There are already pretty sizeable books covering just one missile system. I think if this were to be done, it'd best be done as a series, with each volume covering a different type, like ICBMs or AAMs. Otherwise, you'll have to accept a pretty sizeable loss of data in certain areas to fit everything into one (still probably huge) book.
 

geeshockbloke

ACCESS: Restricted
Joined
Jul 18, 2008
Messages
32
Reaction score
0
I asked Chris Gibson about American missiles last time I worked with him.

His reply was "Forth Bridge."

G
 

Firefly 2

ACCESS: Secret
Joined
Jun 30, 2009
Messages
461
Reaction score
8
English is not my natural idiom, but I'm guessing Forth Bridge refers to the famed Scottish bridge and means a daunting task?
 

robunos

You're Mad, You Are.....
Senior Member
Joined
May 1, 2007
Messages
1,895
Reaction score
233
English is not my natural idiom, but I'm guessing Forth Bridge refers to the famed Scottish bridge and means a daunting task?

see here.......... B)



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth_Railway_Bridge


cheers,
Robin.
 

Barrington Bond

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
May 4, 2007
Messages
929
Reaction score
80
...or possibly once you've finished painting it you have to start again at the beginning ;)

Regards,
Barry
 
Top