Regulus Missile Service and Launching Instructions

Regulus Missile Service and Launching Instructions

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The Regulus missile was a direct outgrowth of World War II. The success of GermanyAis V-1 Aibuzz bombsAi and the awesome power of the a-bomb suggested that developing a submarine-launched, nuclear-armed guided missile was an imperitive. The Chance-Vought Aircraft Company won the contract for Regulus with a bold proposal. Their missile resembled a pilotless jet aircraft, and during the test phase was equipped with landing gear, allowing the missile to be recovered rather than expended during the tests. Regulus would be radio controlled, either by a chase aircraft or by a nearby ship or submarine, and it could carry a nuclear payload. JATO boosters enabled submarine launch of the Regulus. It would be deployed aboard five submarines. They conducted the nationAis first nuclear deterrent patrols off the coast of the Soviet Union in 1959-1964. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy and Chance-Vought, this handbook was AirestrictedAi. It was declassified and is here reprinted in book form.I . T Fuel Valve Switch Circuit Breaker a#39; __--_; Check Valve Pressurizstion Fitting Air from engine compressor Vent valve switch is ... (Switch is shown in actuated position.) ... __I x _l_Fuel Boost mma€œ a#39; Pump Relay _. , a#39; -- T Check Valve , aquot; a#39;-a#39; I aquot; a#39;I- .

Title:Regulus Missile Service and Launching Instructions
Author: U. S. Navy - 2009-02

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