by Bergaust, Eric with a Foreward By Rear Admiral W. F. Raborn
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1959. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good to Good. 4to. Complete. 48 pages with "more than fifty up-to-the minute photographs" throughout. Sound bindng with intact hinges. Clean pages with small light scuff on front free endpaper. Light soiling to cover. Dust jacket has some edgewear with a few pieces of tape on the reverse. From the dust jacket blurb, "This is the first complete roundup of photographs of all the principal rockets and missiles in use by the United States Navy . . . supplemented by a straightforward text which describes briefly the development, history, and present use of the startling space age weapons the Navy now uses for defense." Includes photos and information on the Vanguard, Hasp, Asp, Deacon, Rockoon, Project Argus, Aerobee-Hi, Zuni, Sparrow, Sidewinder, Bullpup, Petrel, Terrier, Talos, Rat, Regulus I, Regulus II, Able, and Polaris.
(Inventory #: 008321)
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