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The Navaho Missile Project: The Story of the ""Know-How"" Missile of American Rocketry (Schiffer Military/Aviation History) epub

by James N. Gibson


The Navaho Missile Project: The Story of the ""Know-How"" Missile of American Rocketry (Schiffer Military/Aviation History) epub

ISBN: 0764300482

ISBN13: 978-0764300486

Author: James N. Gibson

Category: History

Subcategory: Military

Language: English

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (January 1, 2004)

Pages: 96 pages

ePUB book: 1455 kb

FB2 book: 1107 kb

Rating: 4.9

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The Navaho program is the least known, yet the most important of the United States . This marvelous little book captures it quite well. Kudos to the author and all the work that went into creating this marvelous bit of history.

The Navaho program is the least known, yet the most important of the United States early missile programs. In rocket technology alone the Navaho made possible the Thor. I went to work at North American Aviation on the Navaho project in Downey, Ca. in 1955, It was my first job out of college. This great little book brings back some fond (and sometimes scary) memories. My father worked on the X10 part of the project and I just wish he was still around to see this book. One person found this helpful.

The Navaho program is the least known, yet the most important of the United States early missile programs. The Navaho project achieved major advances in every discipline of engineering and electronics. In rocket technology alone the Navaho made possible the Thor, Jupiter and Redstone missiles. It also allowed the construction of the Atlas ICBM’s engines, and in the years to come this engine technology would power the Apollo moon rocket, and our present-day Space Shuttle. The program also gave us the airborne digital computer, modular electronic circuitry, and the all inhertial navigation system.

The Navaho project achieved major advances in every discipline of engineering and electronics. James Gibsons new book explains the technical and historical aspects of the Navaho program here for the first time. The development of modular circuitry alone revolutionized the electronics industry, improving the reliability and repairability of countless electronic devices. In just ten years this program accomplished several technological firsts.

the story of the "know-how" missile of American rocketry. Prefer the physical book?

the story of the "know-how" missile of American rocketry. Published 1996 by Schiffer Pub. in Atglen, PA. Written in English. Prefer the physical book? Check nearby libraries with: WorldCat. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Navaho Missile Project: The Story of the Know-How Missile of American Rocketry by James N. Gibson (Paperback, 2004). Brand new: lowest price. In rocket technology alone the Navaho made possible the Thor, Jupiter and Redstone missiles

The Navaho program is the least known, yet the most important of the United States early missile programs. It also allowed the construction of the Atlas ICBMs engines, and in the years to come this engine technology would power the Apollo moon rocket, and our present-day Space Shuttle. In rocket technology alone the Navaho made possible the Thor, Jupiter and Redstone missiles

The Navaho program is the least known, yet the most important of the United States early missile programs. It also allowed the construction of the Atlas ICBMs engines, and in the years to come this engine technology would power the Apollo moon rocket, and our present-day Space Shuttle.

The North American SM-64 Navaho was a supersonic intercontinental cruise missile project built by North American Aviation (NAA)

The North American SM-64 Navaho was a supersonic intercontinental cruise missile project built by North American Aviation (NAA). The final design was capable of delivering a nuclear weapon to the USSR from bases in the US, while cruising at Mach 3 (3,675 km/h; 2,284 mph) at 60,000 feet (18,000 m) altitude. The missile is named after the Navajo Nation. The original 1946 project called for a relatively short-range system, a boost-glide weapon based on a winged V-2 rocket design

The Navaho program is the least known, yet the most important of the United States early missile programs. Forty years after its cancellation many of its documents are still classified as "Secret". James Gibson's book explains the technical and historical aspects of the Navaho program here for the first time.

The Navaho program is the least known, yet the most important of the United States early missile programs. In rocket technology alone the Navaho made possible the Thor, Jupiter and Redstone missiles. It also allowed the construction of the Atlas ICBM's en
Excellent overview of this pre-ICBM high-altitude, nuclear-tipped, hypersonic cruise missile program by someone who had access to first-hand information & pix.
I saw a copy of this book at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry meeting at the SRTF (Small Rocket Test Facility) in Mojave,Ca., looked for it on Amazon, found it, and ordered it immediately.

I went to work at North American Aviation on the Navaho project in Downey, Ca. in 1955, It was my first job out of college. This great little book brings back some fond (and sometimes scary) memories. I worked on the guidance system and navigation control computer and was present at several of the launch attempts at the cape. I remember the launch where the kerosine tank failed to disconnect as well as the one where the engines shut down when the umbilical detached and the missile fell back on the launch pad. It was the early days of rocketry and the dawn of the space age. This marvelous little book captures it quite well. Kudos to the author and all the work that went into creating this marvelous bit of history. My father worked on the X10 part of the project and I just wish he was still around to see this book.
This is an excellent book about Navaho. It briefly details the post WWII situation which lead to many missile programs (including Navaho), describes various components of Navaho, details each and every flight related to the project, covers related/similar missile programs and concludes with a chapter describing how technology developed in the Navaho program has been used in many unrelated defence projects since.

Also has many photographs of Navaho and other missiles/aircraft of its day (colour and black and white).
Great book about an early cruise missile project...
I worked on the Navaho Program at the Cape from Nov.1955 to March 1959 and was on the Launch Crew of N0-1 of the G-26. Before that I had worked on the X-10. I want to thank James for his very accurate history and if possible would like him to contact me. I think I remember his Dad but it was a long time ago. If my memory is correct I have a story about his Dad he wold like to hear. Maury The Navaho Missile Project: The Story of the "Know-How" Missile of American Rocketry
Excellent book about Navaho!! very good conditions and describes various components of Navaho.The book also looks at concurrent missile programs of the 1950s.
Excellent book! Besides the Navaho project, it also mentions some of the other early missile projects such as Snark, Redstone, Thor, and Atlas.

The book discusses topics such as technology development histories, guidance systems, rocket and fuel systems, turbopumps, gyroscopes, and the aerodynamic performance of wing designs.

Most of the book discusses the numerous flight tests of the Navaho, most of which were failures in one way or another. Almost everything that could go wrong did go wrong. The Air Force finally cancelled the project in July 1957. It just wasn't going anywhere, especially in comparison to the successes that were being achieved with other projects such as the various ICBM projects.