Fairchild J83

Fairchild J83

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Fairchild J83 turbojet was developed starting in 1955 to power cruise missiles used as un-armed decoys for bomber aircraft. The engine's development was terminated in November 1958. In March 1953, the United States Air Force released General Operaional Requirement (GOR) 16, which called air and ground launched decoy missiles to increase the effectiveness of Strategic Air Command bombers by confusing and saturating a air defense system. In December 1955, Fairchild was awarded a contract to develop the ground-launched decoy Weapon System 123A which included the XSM-73 Goose. McDonnell Aircraft was chosen in February 1956 to build the ADM-20 Quail air-launched decoy.show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136719061
  • 9786136719061