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Pioneers of surface-to-surface missiles by Sakhal

For this article I have not included the famous German missiles Fi 103 (V-1) and A 4 (V-2) since I have already published specific articles about such prominent contraptions. I have chosen to present the also well known German missile Rheinbote which ...

2015-06-14 - Votes: 0 - Views: 7 - Length: 9 Kb - Last update: Never
Soviet strategic missiles - From SS-16 to SS-20 by Sakhal

From the mid 1960s, United States interrupted the development of new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). But during the fifteen years following that time, the Soviet Union put in service more than half a dozen of new ICBM, which in some cases ...

2015-06-02 - Votes: 0 - Views: 6 - Length: 16 Kb - Last update: Never
Soviet strategic missiles - From SS-9 to SS-15 by Sakhal

From the mid 1960s, United States interrupted the development of new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). But during the fifteen years following that time, the Soviet Union put in service more than half a dozen of new ICBM, which in some cases - sp...

2015-05-13 - Votes: 0 - Views: 24 - Length: 15 Kb - Last update: Never
How missiles work by Sakhal

Frequently, the most refined procedures of military technology have been developed for the effective operation of missiles. The investigation of increasingly effective systems for control, launching, propulsion and guidance often gave as result import...

2015-05-12 - Votes: 0 - Views: 199 - Length: 22 Kb - Last update: Never
German air-to-surface missiles 1939-45 by Sakhal

Glider torpedoes In the late 1930s, the Ministry of Aviation (Luftministerium) financed the development of torpedoes specially conditioned for aerial utilization. Particularly it was impulsed the model LT (Luft Torpedo or Aerial Torpedo) F5b, weighin...

2015-01-29 - Votes: 0 - Views: 30 - Length: 33 Kb - Last update: Never
Air-to-surface tactical missiles by Sakhal

During the 1970s the development of air-to-surface missiles for tactical uses experimented a notable progress, above all regarding anti-ship, anti-radar and precision guidance systems. Here starts a chapter in which, as it happens with a good share of...

2015-01-28 - Votes: 0 - Views: 7 - Length: 16 Kb - Last update: Never
German unguided rocketry 1943-45 by Sakhal

Germany, very strong in the field of anti-aircraft cannons, did not have in much consideration the missilistic field until the late 1943, when it was considered that it was necessary another method of anti-aircraft defense. The reluctance to build rockets...

2015-01-24 - Votes: 0 - Views: 10 - Length: 10 Kb - Last update: Never
German anti-aircraft missiles 1940-45 by Sakhal

It is not much what is known about the Hecht, German pioneer of the surface-to-air missiles, developed by Rheinmetall-Borsig, except that its name means Pike, its length was 2.5 meters, its diameter was 0.381 meters, its wingspan was 0.95 meters and i...

2015-01-23 - Votes: 0 - Views: 12 - Length: 24 Kb - Last update: 2015-01-25
Soviet strategic missiles - From SS-3 to SS-8 by Sakhal

From the mid 1950s the Soviet Union had in service their first strategic missiles. Albeit Soviet strategic missiles were destined to European targets as well, the biggest effort was put in the construction of powerful intercontinental ballistic missil...

2015-01-07 - Votes: 0 - Views: 23 - Length: 12 Kb - Last update: Never
Titan ballistic missile by Sakhal

Along with the Minuteman II and Minuteman III, the Titan II constituted from the mid 1960s to the mid 1980s the only force of ICBM deployed in the western world. The strong increment - not only in number but in precision and destructive power as well ...

2015-01-06 - Votes: 0 - Views: 10 - Length: 11 Kb - Last update: Never
Atlas ballistic missile by Sakhal

The Atlas was the first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in the western world. The program started when the United States Air Force (USAF) discovered that their standpoint about such type of weapon was wrong. This concept of ICBM was recognized a...

2015-01-05 - Votes: 0 - Views: 21 - Length: 9 Kb - Last update: Never
Strategic missiles of the Cold War by Sakhal

This history begins with the German missile A4, better known as V-2, which was widely used during the last months of the Second World War. Despite being a primitive design, it is not unworthy of the subsequent missiles. In spite of the perfection of i...

2015-01-04 - Votes: 0 - Views: 46 - Length: 17 Kb - Last update: Never
Henschel missiles by Sakhal

The company Henschel Flugzeugwerke was constituted in 1933 as the aeronautic affiliate of the large company of the same name located in Kassel and dedicated to manufacturing trucks and locomotives. That new corporation was the first one in the world that...

2014-10-21 - Votes: 0 - Views: 2 - Length: 14 Kb - Last update: Never
V-1 missile by Sakhal

This artifact, probably the first guided missile that was employed in massive quantities and one of the biggest weapon systems in History, was a pioneer of the modern cruise missiles, born from the investigations about pulse-jet engines started in 192...

2014-10-17 - Votes: 0 - Views: 5 - Length: 9 Kb - Last update: Never
Missiles of the A series by Sakhal

The A-4 developed in the Nazi Germany was the foundation of the modern missiles and the Space Era, the first missile that abandoned the physiognomy of a rudimentary drone that was characteristic of other designs of that time, the first missile that re...

2014-10-04 - Votes: 0 - Views: 10 - Length: 15 Kb - Last update: Never
Secret weapons of the Third Reich by Sakhal

In the last years of the conflict, Germany produced a certain number of rocket and jet-propelled weapons among the diverse artifacts that should have caused a change in the trajectory of war. Many of them had been devised already before the war for scient...

2014-09-30 - Votes: 0 - Views: 1 - Length: 16 Kb - Last update: Never