Control of airflow about a high energy laser turret
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Control of airflow about a high energy laser turret by Alan Michael Mandigo

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California .
Written in English

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  • Aeronautics

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Edition Notes

SeriesNPS67-80-019
ContributionsNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25451485M

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