Minuteman : a technical history of the missile that defined American nuclear warfare

by Stumpf, David K., 1953-

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Dormont Public Library Non-Fiction 358.1 S9
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Minuteman: A Technical History of the Missile That Defined American Nuclear Warfare is a detailed history of the Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile program, which has served as a powerful component of US nuclear strategies for over half a century. David K. Stumpf examines breakthroughs in solid propellant, lightweight inertial guidance systems and lightweight reentry vehicle development, the construction of over a thousand launch and launch control facilities, and key flight test and operational flight programs, and places the Minuteman program in context with world events.
The Air Force and Strategic Missiles
Evolution of Minuteman Force Levels
Minuteman in Context
Solid Propellant Comes of Age
From Polaris Came Minuteman
Siting and Facility Design
Construction and Activation
Motors and Airframe
Mark 5 and 11 Series Reentry Vehicles
Guidance and Control
Targeting Minuteman
Research and Development Flight Programs
Operational Flight and Evaluation Programs
Operational Base Missile Test Programs
Aspects of Command and Control
Keeping Pace: Modernization and Upgrades
Force Reduction.

Additional Information
Subjects Minuteman (Missile) -- History.
Intercontinental ballistic missile bases -- United States -- History.
Publisher Fayetteville :The University of Arkansas Press,2020
Other Titles Technical history of the missile that defined American nuclear warfare
Language English
Description xxxv, 556 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-517) and index.
ISBN 9781682261545
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