Accession Number : AD0683280

Title :   A GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO ANTIAIRCRAFT ROCKETS,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Sun Chia-Hung,

Report Date : 11 SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The air-defense rocket is launched from the surface of the ground or the ocean to down enemy aircraft; this is the surface-to-air guided missile. The air-defense rocket is a two-stage rocket of moderate size. The rocket engine of the first stage pushes the guided missile to a supersonic velocity, and the second-stage rocket engine maintains this flight velocity. The rocket body is slender, gradually tapering to a point at the nose. The fins of the rocket are cross-shaped or x-shaped so that high maneuverability in either one of two planes is possible. A remote-control system and automatic aiming system are used to increase the missile's accuracy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANTIAIRCRAFT DEFENSE SYSTEMS, SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES), ROCKET ENGINES, SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, FINS, MANEUVERABILITY, REMOTE CONTROL, CHINA

Subject Categories : Antiaircraft Defense Systems
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE