BALLISTICS OF THE FUTURE: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE DYNAMICAL AND PHYSICAL THEORY OF THE ROCKET WEAPONS. Haarlem, Holland: The Technical Publishing Company H. Stam, . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-472, 20 illustrations and 172 figures, several of the latter on eight folded plates inserted at rear, three folded maps at rear, original black cloth stamped in red and gold. First edition. One of the earliest postwar books on rocketry. "This book by two Dutch scientists who witnessed the V-2 firings from Dutch soil ranks with the major works of Oberth and Esnault-Pelterie. It is a rather complete exposition of vector calculus, exterior ballistics. The chapters on V-1 and V-2 are complete to small design detail, such as wiring diagrams of electric equipment." - Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 492. "Deals mainly with methods of calculating trajectories of large rockets and is excellent on this topic. Section on thermodynamics is unreliable and the description of V1 and V2 are most uneven in detail." - Humphries, Rockets and Guided Missiles 16. Ciancone 116. Hairline crack along inner rear hinge which is still holding tight, a very good copy with fine interior. This edition is quite scarce. (#135724).
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