The Secret World of Vickers Guided Weapons

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Written with the cooperation of the Brooklands Museum and its archives, this study looks at missile and avionics systems and provides diagrams, photographs, and the tests and their effects on missile design, all while telling the story of the Vickers company. Featuring details on various projects at length, including Red Rapier, Blue Boar, Red Dean and Vigilant anti-tank missile, this guide will appeal to both professionals in international aviation and weapons industries and the military, as well as to non-engineering qualified readers interested in the military history of advanced weapons.

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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

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