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Arsenal, understanding weapons in the nuclear age

Kosta Tsipis

Arsenal, understanding weapons in the nuclear age

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Published by Simon and Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear weapons,
  • Nuclear warfare,
  • Strategic forces,
  • Ballistic missile defenses,
  • Weapons systems

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementKosta Tsipis.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU264 .T78 1983
    The Physical Object
    Pagination342 p. :
    Number of Pages342
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3171342M
    ISBN 10067144073X
    LC Control Number83013530


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