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The Deadly Fuze : the Secret Weapon of World War II

Baldwin, Ralph Belknap (1912-)

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ISBN 10: 0891410872 / ISBN 13: 9780891410874
Published by San Rafael, Calif. : Presidio Press. Related Names; Johns Hopkins University. Applied Physics Laboratory, Silver Spring, Md.
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Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 332 pages; Description: xxxi, 332 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Subjects; Proximity fuzes--History. Artillery--History. Weapons industry--United States--History. 1 Kg. 332 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 57639

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Title: The Deadly Fuze : the Secret Weapon of World...

Publisher: San Rafael, Calif. : Presidio Press. Related Names; Johns Hopkins University. Applied Physics Laboratory, Silver Spring, Md.

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition.

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This book is a technical history of the fuze device used by the United State military during World War II, which enabled bombs to explode when targets such as planes were near, enhancing accuracy. Developed in secret, the device was used against the Japanese and German forces, both of which were not aware of the technology. This work includes a look at its technology, the secrecy surrounding the project.

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