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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 6, June 1956 - File 034. 1956-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 18, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/139/show/103.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 6, June 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript «m "^K FtM* PHOTOGRAPH HIE... GUIDED MISSILE GODDESS ISike, a Greek word, is defined as "goddess of victory." We Americans look to ISike to guard our ramparts. However, many long- suffering taxpayers eye askance the monumental expense need! sary for the support of such a "goddess." By HOWARD GOSHORN Nl k E" has been dubbed the "goddess with the electronic brain." Also, it has been called the taxpayers' billion-dollar headache. No matter what it is called, the Nike guided missile has been described as the first really effective anti-aircraft weapon. Nike is an around-the-clock, all- weather watchdog — a deadly instrument of death anel destruction that can blast the enemy day or night, fair weather or foul. It was conceived in 1945 by the joint efforts of army technicians and electronics engineers of the He'll Telephone Laboratory, Western Electric Company and Douglas Aircraft Company. This was the year that the atom bomb exploded over Japan and subsequently into the headlines. I [owever, current mass production of control equipment is accomplished largely by Western Electric, with the missile ancl component parts of the Nike svs- tem produced by Douglas and Western Electric, ancl spread among sup- liers and sub-contractors in more than twenty states. Operating on push-button radar control, this guided missile can track a bomber into the plotting area, chase- it around a 360-degree turn if necessary, speed like a white, unshakable demon along its vapor trail anel plant its lethal charge in a v ital spot. Nike experts claim that it is not even necessary to get a direct hit to register a "kill/ Those who have seen it in action under simulated battle conditions describe its accuracy as almost uncanny. Top army commanders say that the very knowledge- of its existence may prove a powerful deterrent to a sne» attack by Russian war lords. An enemy plane, at 50,(KMI feet, » invisible to the naked eve. But to tl"-' all-seeing electronic eye of radar even foot of the plane's progress is clocks' with needle-point accuracy. As a m**j ter of fact, the enemy bomber wo"'' be considered "dead" when more th-'1 25 miles from its target. It would Vf caught in an invisible celestial xv'C which, army tests have demonstrate devours four of every five victims * enmeshed. i A pencil-shaped missile, nan"' after the mythological Greek g"'ll'l'~j of victory, Nike i.s 20 feet long, a W thick, and weighs in the ncigliborh"1.' of a ton. It has an explosive-, ato'"'] warhead that de-eils out death "."^ destruction, and a highly sc-nsit' electronic "brain," the amazing "cC' nicy of which would baffle the a%l age layman. , j In order to "kick" this "verslS rocket into high gear during the' '"'.. seconds of flight, a 300-pound "b< ter" unit is attached to its tail. t'"j the proper initial speed is att.'i'",,, seconds later and 20,000 feet into stratosphere, the booster — a s'!(„ chunk of heatfused metal — eh'te''',, and plunges earthward. Crounin'"'",1! most eif whom are totally uninl1"'" ., as to Nike, but who have at 'cAi. layman's working knowledge "I laws of gravity, ask the quest*! what becomes of the boosters. ' where do thev- land? j. In actuality the boosters fall >xi 2 lessly into predetermined disp'y areas which are an essential p1' eeich Nike installation. The hinges j, that the parted x c'tizens i "Hit the ; r"te as tl As a tony, j,, prers' en 'ests at T^trov in ■ttegrate ''(' ne-c-c-s fining tl are said Mui. , A top Nicatioi va, told Ned to "? from ' y point, pncv re: pen evi £fces, or VOllIHl jn ..There '""<1<- in S-.llv t r1"' usual! Keen ' Nunate r,"",s c° >: and fct a 1,,',. 2 touch r**pt w h s,, rmv n ""■ that "'-ii * 'ypica where killed" Cr«s at > ■»f€ rminec .ait '■ , c0v army <J Page 32 tends that actual firing tests at pr: FAcrrs l-'onrxi News, June- ii'"' «*, > I-', Dill
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