Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/96475
Title:
The spoils of war: An Anglo-Saxon perspective
Book Title:
IET Conference Publications
Authors:
Hempstead, C. A. (Colin)
Citation:
Hempstead,C. (2009) 'The spoils of war: An Anglo-Saxon perspective', IET history of technology network 36th annual weekend meeting, Mulhouse, France, September 10-13, in IET Conference Publications, issue 554.
Publisher:
Institution of Engineering and Technology
Conference:
IET history of technology network 36th annual weekend meeting, Mulhouse, France, September 10-13, 2009
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/96475
DOI:
10.1049/cp.2009.1246
Abstract:
In the 1950s and 1960s three air-to-air infrared sensitive guided missiles were designed and built. Two were British, Firestreak (1957) and Red Top (1964) and one was American, Sidewinder (1956). The early missiles had similar properties although Firestreak had superior performance. Red Top was the first, all round attack missile; it was all transistorised and used early indium antimonide cells 14 years before similar Sidewinders. However, the British missiles were dead ends for few were sold, whereas 100,000 Sidewinders were sold, and were copied all the world. American scientists had the advantage that their missiles were used in warfare, and therein were developed. Thus German ideas of the second world war came to fruition in British and American laboratories and missiles during the Cold War.
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings; Book Chapter
Language:
en
Keywords:
cold war; guided missiles; indium antimonide; Second World War
Series/Report no.:
554
ISBN:
9781849191609
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 14/04/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHempstead, C. A. (Colin)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-14T08:10:13Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-14T08:10:13Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.isbn9781849191609-
dc.identifier.doi10.1049/cp.2009.1246-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/96475-
dc.description.abstractIn the 1950s and 1960s three air-to-air infrared sensitive guided missiles were designed and built. Two were British, Firestreak (1957) and Red Top (1964) and one was American, Sidewinder (1956). The early missiles had similar properties although Firestreak had superior performance. Red Top was the first, all round attack missile; it was all transistorised and used early indium antimonide cells 14 years before similar Sidewinders. However, the British missiles were dead ends for few were sold, whereas 100,000 Sidewinders were sold, and were copied all the world. American scientists had the advantage that their missiles were used in warfare, and therein were developed. Thus German ideas of the second world war came to fruition in British and American laboratories and missiles during the Cold War.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitution of Engineering and Technologyen
dc.relation.ispartofseries554en
dc.subjectcold waren
dc.subjectguided missilesen
dc.subjectindium antimonideen
dc.subjectSecond World Waren
dc.titleThe spoils of war: An Anglo-Saxon perspectiveen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.title.bookIET Conference Publicationsen
dc.identifier.conferenceIET history of technology network 36th annual weekend meeting, Mulhouse, France, September 10-13, 2009en
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 14/04/2010]en
or.citation.harvardHempstead,C. (2009) 'The spoils of war: An Anglo-Saxon perspective', IET history of technology network 36th annual weekend meeting, Mulhouse, France, September 10-13, in IET Conference Publications, issue 554.-
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