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Published by Aerospace Technology Division, Library of Congress in [Washington] .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Soviet Union.

Subjects:

  • Lasers -- Soviet Union.,
  • High power lasers.

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesATD report, 69-95-14-1, ATD report ;, 69-95.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsZ663.23 .A2 no. 69-95
The Physical Object
Paginationv l., 68 p.
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5392220M
LC Control Number72603785

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