When the birds didn't fly

Buell, Thomas B.
January 1999
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jan1999, Vol. 125 Issue 1, p76
Conference Proceeding
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.


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