HOW TO HIT A SUPERSONIC MISSILE in flight? (Jul, 1954)
I’m not certain, but I’d guess that if the question is “How do you shoot down a missile going 1,200 miles per hour with a gun, in 1954?” the answer is: you don’t.
HOW TO HIT A SUPERSONIC MISSILE in flight?
An enemy guided missile comes winging towards our task force … at speeds of up to 20 miles a minute. What kind of computer can predict and compute the necessary data fast enough to shoot down the missile… and be reliable every time? That was the problem posed to Ford Instrument Company engineers… and in cooperation with the Navy, they found the answer. Compact equipment, housed in easy-to-service units… that stand at the front line of our defense.
MISSILE VS. MISSILE (Sep, 1947)
Anti-Ballistic Missiles that can hit their targets with a high probability have proven very difficult to produce. While we’ve had some success with intercepting medium range missiles, taking down ICBMs has been much harder. Bonus: check out this crazy video of a kill vehicle guidance and tracking being tested.
Related: The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, complete with cutting edge, 3-D drop shadow technology.
MISSILE VS. MISSILE
A rocket expert looks at our chances of withstanding a missile invasion.
BY WILLY LEY
SOMEBODY said recently that he would not be surprised if the AAF were researching itself out of business, at least as far as flying personnel is concerned. This somewhat surprising statement was based on the fact that a good number of the research projects which have been made known are aimed at high-velocity flight, either true supersonic flight or something close to it. Most of this fast flying would necessarily take place at very high altitudes where there is not too much air to interfere. And since the ramjet, the rocket and the rocket airplane can be improved more than the pilot, the pilotless missile is bound to be the final result in many cases.
Flying Missiles CAN Be Stopped! (Oct, 1949)
As opposed to the walking kind?
Also, henceforth I am going to use the spelling “computor”.
By the way, if you’re at all interested, this army training video detailing how an mechanical fire control computer works is amazing.
Flying Missiles CAN Be Stopped!
Here is a sure-fire plan to down supersonic rockets like ducks—and wipe out the terror of sneak attacks.
By Frank Tinsley
HITLER was right when he ranted about the fearful havoc a “secret weapon” would wreak on his enemies. His V-2 rockets unleashed such terror on battered Britain that they nearly won the war—for the Nazis. For there was absolutely no defense against these mighty 3500-mph missiles—and no way to tell when—or where—they would strike next.