TITLE

When the birds didn't fly

AUTHOR(S)
Buell, Thomas B.
PUB. DATE
January 1999
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jan1999, Vol. 125 Issue 1, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Relates how the guided-missile frigate, the USS King and her sister surface ships struggled with a missile technology in the 1960s. Complexity of the weapons systems; Absence of spare parts and technical manuals; United States Navy's failure to anticipate the risks and pitfalls of rushing quantities of unproved missile ships into the fleet; Missile systems test.
ACCESSION #
1757984

 

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