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Magnificent mavericks : transition of the Naval Ordnance Test Station from rocket station to research, development, test, and evaluation center, 1948-58

Author: Elizabeth Babcock
Publisher: Washington, DC : Naval Historical Center and the Naval Air Systems Command, 2008.
Series: History of the Navy at China Lake, California, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Babcock, Elizabeth, 1938-
Magnificent mavericks.
Washington, DC : Naval Historical Center and the Naval Air Systems Command, 2008
(OCoLC)615210462
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Babcock
ISBN: 9780945274568 0945274564
OCLC Number: 186348197
Description: xxx, 618 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Rocket station --
Life on the desert --
Pasadena annex --
China Lake's missiles --
Years of change --
Borad spectrum of work --
Cold war turned hot --
Politics and progress --
Indoor flights, outdoor labs --
Leadership in transition --
First sidewinder successes --
Polaris, pilot plants, and penetrators --
Expanding torpedo and undersea research programs --
Golden years --
From rocket to missile --
Pilots, targets, tactics --
Responses to Sputnik --
Breadth, depth, and new demands --
Lessons from the magnificent Mavericks.
Series Title: History of the Navy at China Lake, California, v. 3.
Responsibility: by Elizabeth Babcock ; with an introduction by Vice Admiral Frederick L. Ashworth, USN (Retired).
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