Combat Scientists: Creating the Technology that Won the War Lincoln Thiesmeyer

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Published: July 9th 2014

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418 pages


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Combat Scientists: Creating the Technology that Won the War  by  Lincoln Thiesmeyer

Combat Scientists: Creating the Technology that Won the War by Lincoln Thiesmeyer
July 9th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 418 pages | ISBN: | 10.51 Mb

Combat Scientists, first published in 1947 as part of a Science in World War II series, recounts the numerous activities of the Office of Scientific Research and Development. This little-known aspect of the war effort, vital to the Allied victory,More Combat Scientists, first published in 1947 as part of a Science in World War II series, recounts the numerous activities of the Office of Scientific Research and Development. This little-known aspect of the war effort, vital to the Allied victory, developed new weapons such as low-light scopes for rifles, new devices such as radar and vehicles such as the amphibious DUKW, and new techniques, such as how best to clear the Normandy beaches of mines and other obstacles.

Combat Scientists also discusses the daunting challenges of how best to organize the research and the scientists, how to quickly get new products onto the battlefield, and how to cut through layers of governmental red-tape. All this in the days before modern computers (although the Office did employ IBM punch cards for some of their data analysis). Many of the projects provided the foundation for tools of modern warfare such as guided missiles and complex firing systems used to protect naval fleets. This new kindle edition includes 21 pages of illustrations.



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