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The 'Secret' World of Vickers Guided Weapons


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The 'Secret' World of Vickers Guided Weapons by John Forbat
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Containing diagrams and photographs, this volume looks at missile and avionics systems, and the trials and their effects on missile design. Telling the story of the company and its individuals and interactions with governmental bureaucracies, it also goes through certain projects, including Red Rapier, Red Dean, and Vigilant anti-tank missile.

Author Biography

John Forbat started working for Vickers as a graduate apprentice assembling airplanes and soon graduated into Special Projects (later known as Guided Weapons) where he was involved in developing many projects from Blue Boar to TSR2. The book has been written with the cooperation of the Brooklands Museum and its archives, where the author is in the process of creating an exhibition of guided weapons
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
The History Press Ltd
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