Armament Engineering

Author: H. Peter
Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub
ISBN: 1412002419
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Probably a first in the field since Elements of Ordnance by Haynes, published in the 1900's, this is a book with a practical and up to date approach to a complex subject. Intended for the mechanical engineer concerned with large calibre gun engineering, it puts mechanical engineering and weapon uniqueness into clear perspective and prepares the groundwork for the intricacies of gun design. A wealth of engineering information is covered in seven chapters, including, gun barrels, breech assemblies, recoil systems, muzzle brakes, supporting structures, elevating and traversing mechanisms and balancing. The analyses contained in each chapter are illustrated by worked examples supported by straightforward computer applications. In all, a valuable book for both teacher and student in a field where published works are almost impossible to come by. This volume found acceptance as a text book and reference material at colleges in the US, Canada, UK, Spain, Germany, Finland and Czechslovakia

Mechanical Engineering

Author: H. Peter
Publisher: Trafford
ISBN: 9781412027656
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Another rare book in an unpublished field. A sequel to Armament Engineering: A Computer Aided Approach, it covers the design principles of large caliber gun systems with brilliant simplicity.

Aircraft Systems Integration of Air Launched Weapons

Author: Keith A. Rigby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118519175
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From the earliest days of aviation where the pilot would drop simple bombs by hand, to the highly agile, stealthy aircraft of today that can deliver smart ordnance with extreme accuracy, engineers have striven to develop the capability to deliver weapons against targets reliably, safely and with precision. Aircraft Systems Integration of Air-Launched Weapons introduces the various aspects of weapons integration, primarily from the aircraft systems integration viewpoint, but also considers key parts of the weapon and the desired interactions with the aircraft required for successful target engagement. Key features: Addresses the broad range of subjects that relate directly to the systems integration of air-launched weapons with aircraft, such as the integration process, system and subsystem architectures, the essential contribution that open, international standards have on improving interoperability and reducing integration costs and timescales Describes the recent history of how industry and bodies such as NATO have driven the need for greater interoperability between weapons and aircraft and worked to reduce the cost and timescales associated with the systems integration of complex air-launched weapons with aircraft Explores future initiatives and technologies relating to the reduction of systems integration costs and timescales The systems integration of air-launched weapons with aircraft requires a multi-disciplinary set of engineering capabilities. As a typical weapons integration life-cycle spans several years, new engineers have to learn the skills required by on-the-job training and working with experienced weapons integrators. Aircraft Systems Integration of Air-Launched Weapons augments hands-on experience, thereby enabling the development of subject matter expertise more quickly and in a broader context than would be achieved by working through the life-cycle on one specific project. This book also serves as a useful revision source for experienced engineers in the field.

Armstrongs of Elswick

Author: Kenneth Warren
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349109940
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Armstrong, the engineers, armament makers and naval shipbuilders was set up in 1847 by William Armstrong at Elswick, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. This book analyzes Armstrong's 80 years rise, decline and reorganization, treating it, in some ways, as a case study of British industrial malaise.