G. R. Tatum

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: It is my purpose to discuss those problems in guided-missile development which, while within security regulations, will be of interest. "The first thing for us to understand about guided missiles is that there aren’t any" is a favorite figure of speech of one of my colleagues. It is common knowledge, however, that considerable effort is being expended by numerous research teams in this country, as well as by others, on research leading to the development of effective guided missiles. Let us, then, attempt to answer the question were launched from the mother plane at distances ranging up to 30 miles from the target. The problem of destroying the mother plane before these bombs can be released requires fire control predictions and accuracies of an order of magnitude almost greater than those described in the foregoing example.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 1
Pages: 27 - 31
Cite this article: Tatum, G. R., "SOME PROBLEMS IN GUIDED-MISSILE DEVELOPMENT", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1949, pp. 27-31.
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