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Old 04-05-2019, 01:11 PM
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Default Scale Rocketry Reference books?

Gentlemen,

I am looking to build a reference library of rocketry books to be used for creating scale models. Obviously Rockets of the World and Jack Hagerty's Spaceship Handbook are at the top of the list. But what other rocket books, hopefully with lots of pictures, are at the top of your list?

Looking forward to your responses,

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Old 04-05-2019, 01:22 PM
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Bill Gunston's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World's Rockets and Missiles comes to mind.
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Old 04-05-2019, 01:25 PM
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Wolf, LOL, great minds think alike! Just ordered it.
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You will enjoy it. LOTS of pictures.
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Here is one that I would add to the library

ttps://www.apogeerockets.com/Rocket_Books_Videos/Books/Model_Rocket_Design_And_Construction?zenid=qode1dh ralqq30ilrjeprlrv37
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I think Richard Morrow's "Small Sounding Rockets" should be in that library as well.
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:43 AM
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Some good detail info can be found in this series of books:

http://www.spaceinminiature.com/books/about.html

While primarily intended for plastic modelers, there's a lot of stuff in these books that's useful for detailing flying Scale model rockets as well.

And while the request was for books, if we can allow for a few rolled drawings to be stacked in one of the library's corners, then it's hard to beat these for the key US Space Race subjects:

http://www.realspacemodels.com/drawing-sets
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WE used to simply write to NASA and their sounding rocket vendors to get data. Try General Tire and their buyers, Thiokol, and other historical rocket manufacturrs. We got some very high quality photos over the years.

Try a physical letter. Then go outside, the graphics are amazing.
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Comrades:

Stay focused, Gus is looking for books. The stuff Jerry is talking about is now available on the Internet and Thiokol is now part of Northrup Grumman.

So for a unicorn of books, try to find the book of rocket drawings by Minakov. Soviet and Russian space launchers and sounding rockets and American sounding rockets, too, with metric dimensions. I've never seen one, but I am reliably informed that it exists. Individual Minakov drawings are in lots of places but I'd love to have that book.

If anyone knows where I could get one . . . well, there might be a finder's fee involved.

Oh, and Gus probably wants one, too.
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