One of the most rare and classic publications of those available at Libramar. The date of the original publication of this treatise is nearly a century ago. The content of the treatise is representing a very important and interesting historical work and the editors did their best to maintain the original format. The book will for sure be of utmost importance and great interest to all naval historians, both professionals and enthusiasts.
In this title, the author has provided the professional examination of the shipborne SAM, i.e. "surface-to-air missile" systems that are used in the navies of various countries. The publication consists of following chapters - Introduction; Target detection and missile guidance; American Navy; Royal Navy; Italian Navy; French Navy; Israeli Navy; Canadian navy; Soviet Navy; The British Royal Navy's air defense systems used in the Falklands conflict; Summary.
The author has also presented the technical details of the physical make-up for each system, the warhead, the target detection/tracking, and all other necessary characteristics. The SAMs are commonly divided into three separate classes depending on their range, i.e. long-, medium- and short-range missiles. Such systems are usually considered extremely powerful weapons used in defensive and offensive tactics. Obviously, the main reason to utilize the shipborne SAMs it to destroy the aerial targets before they attack.
The present work is exploring the technical capabilities of the missiles that are used in the American Navy plus other navies of the world. The author did a great attempt to determine the physical descriptions of the systems, together with the propulsion and guidance, navigation features, system performance/effectiveness, and other important technical aspects.
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This is a revised edition o the Navigation Compendium. The content of this official document has been intentionally prepared to be used for use in the navigational study at naval schools and within the fleets. It is actually considered a naval document. The book is covering a very broad and expanding subject area. It presents and describes the fundamental elementary navigational tools and terms.
It also presents in detail the use of navigation charts and nautical publications constituting a source of information used by the navigators on the regular basis. Among the topics discussed within the book there are tides and currents, advanced systems of electronic navigation, timepieces, celestial calculations, compasses and other classic navigational equipment, piloting and dead reckoning, abbreviations and symbols used on the charts, etc.
There are several appendices to the main content of the book covering the trigonometrical functions and physics, instruction workbooks and other supplementary information. The materials contained in the book are expected to be of great use to the navigators as they will find all necessary essential information. The book contains literally all information considered basic and necessary for the marine navigators.
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