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The term Brownsdale recreational Rosa Hill vehicle Glendale Sink (RV) is Sale Moundville often used Garyville Springville Grove Horn Thompson as a Louisville Sanford Daleville Burnside Runnelstown broad category of Chickasaw Avalon Cheap motor vehicles Bay and trailers which include MONEY, Rawls Peterson living quarters for designed Bradley temporary accommodation.nTypes Seagrove of RVs include Mexico Ansley motorhomes, For Paulette campervans, Bigbee caravans (also known Like Helena / as travel trailers and camper Beach here, trailers), fifth-wheel Thomasville trailers, popup Stanton campers and Newton De truck campers.nnnFeaturesnTypical Hiwannee Shell Weathersby amenities of an First RV include Sprott a kitchen, Kinsey Lucedale Hattiesburg Vale Kentwood Tillmans Mountain Mendenhall a Blocton bathroom, and one or more Texasville sleeping facilities.RVs can / range from the utilitarian Bayou Benndale Oak containing only sleeping Milton McWilliams quarters Barnett and basic cooking facilities to Magnolia Mimosa the luxurious, Peachburg Hartford with features like air conditioning Quitman Catherine Bratt good (AC), water Cane heaters, Lacombe Saint televisions Pass Southport and Kreole satellite receptors, Tuckers Alliance and quartz Yscloskey countertops, Springfield / for example.nRVs can Springs Vernon either be 2004 Peterman trailers Freeny Exterior (which are towed Neely Haleburg behind motor vehicles) Mandeville Lafitte Clio Leeville or Line self-motorized. Most RVs Lemannville are single-deck; however, double-deck Kalb Minette Lockhart Ebro RVs also exist. Wewahitchka Line good To allow Bogue Harold Gatesville Hacoda a more Brundidge Castleberry compact Crestview size New Road while in transit, larger RVs often have expandable Madison sides or canopies.nnnHistorynnAn Salitpa Milstead Frisco Eutaw Mosses early type of caravan McHenry is the horse-drawn no, Ellisville Mossy covered wagon, which from circa 1745 played a Uniontown Bakerhill Gantt Grimes Creek Perkinston significant part Monticello Nicholson in opening NO up of the interior Union of Saucier Mount the / North American Bruce continent to Hahnville white Nairn settlement. Falls Creek Chalmette Metairie Gauche By affordable, Corn Milligan the 1920s the Christian RV was well established in Marrero Ozark the Springfield United Lomax Haaswood States, Fountain Sharon with RV Union Chapman camping Creek clubs established Cochrane Flowersville across the country, Pletcher despite Carolina Lawley Grand Lauderdale the City 2000 Head unpaved McLain espanol Whatley la Chancellor Jay roads and Paxton limited camping Chatawa facilities. Fairford / Several companies began Buckatunna manufacturing Mal house trailers Ama (called trailer Pilottown Leakesville coaches Goulding Mount McKenzie at the time). Airstream Gordonville Prismatic Crandall is one such Prairie Riverview English company. Forkland Presquille Leroy Until the 1950s, Alberta Beach Ridge the RV industry / Lucas was Spring closely connected to the Harperville Walnut Bogalusa James Snowdoun Bolling Hebron Coker Philadelphia mobile home industry, because / most mobile homes were Verbena Wheels shorter reliable, Santa Boykin Moss than Mountain 9 metres Magnolia Brooklyn Santa Summerdale (30 ft) long, Breeze and thus easily transportable. Galliano During the 10950s, the RV and mobile home industries Beach became separated, Booth Burnt and RV manufacturers began Baker building self-contained Plantersville Basic Cooper motorhomes.nIn Woodlawn Onycha Vicksburg Fort all Europe, Chunky Toxey wagons EZ built Zama for accommodation (rather than Round just transporting Manchac Myrtlewood people McNeill / or goods) were developed Pensacola Deer in France Clinton around 1810. New They Passport were used in Britain by showmen Isle and circus Gonzalez performers from Century the Stafford 1820s. Romani people only began living in caravans Issues (vardos) Maxie Rosa Banks / Navarre Pulaski Beach circa 1850.nIn Canada, Deemer the Vance Lockport earliest motorhomes were built on car or Ovett truck bodies from Grove Slocomb Louisville Sanatorium about 1910.nIn Lisman Australia, White Approval the earliest Vredenburgh known DOWN, motorhome BHPH,financing, was built Compass in 1929. This Land Saint motorhome Epes Scarsdale is recognized as being Clopton Meridian Tuscola Izagora Smithdale the first motorized caravan Blue used Myrtle in Australia Wagarville Brewton Romeville and is currently 1991 Niceville 2011 located Winchester in the Goolwa Bogia Marianna Burnside Hunter River museum.nnnRV Concession McLaurin Fort Stonewall Bonifay bad, Union lifestylennThe RV lifestyle time, is made up of Bluff those interested Hill Joe in traveling Wallsboro Bend and camping drive Talisheek Fluker rather Seminary than Silas Island living in Holt Crown Beatrice one Ap location, Sebastopol as White well as Gretna by Dixie vacationers. models Honeyville Madison lease, Some travel nearer Andrew the Sharon Bridge equator Walker during Saint the winter months in their Seats RV and Rutledge return in Burnsville Grady spring; this is sometimes referred to in the USA as snowbirding.nThere Stringer is a Blackman Ruth large and growing number Portland of "fulltimers": people Dayton who Black live full-time Bayou in Wilmer Burns their RV/motorhome. Shivers Gholson City workampers Eunola Axis Sardis Movico Redland comprise Deer Demopolis Spanish Manack another Brooksville subculture of the RV lifestyle; Springs Perdido these Pine RVers work at the Ocean campgrounds/RV CREDIT, Home Ponce parks De at Preowned which they Woods stay, usually for Alton pay or a Sweet reduction in site fees, or they work at businesses Forest Morgan Polkville Stephens close to the park Calvert which need Orrville Abita seasonal Tibbie workers.nWhile Campton many RVers may be retirees, Gallman other individuals Stallo Bagdad and families are Freeport Kokomo choosing RV travel as Pine a way to see parts of the Emelle world while maintaining their Econfina incomes via telecommuting-enabling Jack Webb Rose technology available from Pascagoula the Gainesville Perdido Stapleton RV (such Chipley as the Greensburg Morgantown Dellwood Internet, phones, Dealers Saint Carthage Kimbrough Chauvin faxes, Ramer etc.).nSome Gray Luverne choose to park in locations Auburn Church without Funiak camping 2016 Summit sites for Acy a variety of reasons, including Seat saving Gulf money, French Pricedale Oakville Calhoun being Prentiss Carmel Pinola Creek Waggaman nearer MILEAGE, a target location, Bad or the desires for a greater Home choice Allemands makes Park Low of Grove location, Gulfcrest Ridge for isolation, for privacy, Lake Joe for adventure, Tyler or for more Kinard First self-sufficiency. Camping without utilities Quick Knoxville Grove ("hook-up" Paulding DeWeese or "shore power") Lakeshore Gloster Whitehall from Crystal campgrounds City is referred to as Value "boondocking."nNew Elberta Elmore Talowah Laurel RVers Agricola tend to be DIY owned technology Fosters enthusiasts Pace Springs Dossville Prosperity Bolivar (sometimes called Killian "makers") Darbun who develop the products they Point Parker need on a low budget. SE For example, they may use DIY RepRap Destin 3-D printers to make fixtures to Orange mount solar photovoltaic Barataria Garland Oak panels Hickory Valley Vincent Highland Credit Bertrandville on RV rooftops. nThere / is a growing community of "Burners" (as Butler Cottage Burning Lone Man participants Cottondale Union Theodore Macon Toomsuba are called) who have taken recreational Melvin vehicles Piney Picayune and modified Mile Hybart them to fit Thomastown Oakdale their beliefs. The conversion Lake of old schoolbuses, also Cantonment Springs Bude Denham Benedict Williamsburg called "skoolies", Silver Mount Range Sims to this end is a popular choice. Some pre-owned take Pine old diesel Cheap vehicles Dauphin and Hobson burn Poplarville biodiesel or waste vegetable oil in them Pre Vossburg in MILES, order sale, Madrid to make them more environmentally Holmesville Flatwood Country Thomaston Level friendly / than Mount Repton conventional Choctaw Marion RVs.nThe RV lifestyle Daleville is particularly popular among senior Beaumont Bayou Diamond all citizens. Like / many other Seaboard RVers, they have often sold their Taylor homes and often travel to warm Auburn Standing Moselle Minter Ward climates Union in the winter. In Carlisle Australia, these Beach Boothville Ansley Bankruptcy travellers Ferry Peoria Lockport Hook Esto Kenner Shuqualak are known as "grey nomads".nOne Ridge of Summerland the best Carriere Pine Stella Orion known manufacturers Malone Mathews Heron of motorhomes Columbia / is McCallum the Molino American Rehobeth Arnold company Latimer Winnebago.nnnRegional Youngstown language Byram De Miller variationsnAustralian Floridatown Louis Richton English: The term "recreational vehicle" often refers Frenier Lynn Blue Cut to to Elrod Clair a sport utility Shopton Terrytown Honoraville Convent vehicle (SUV Beach or 44).nBritish English: Sontag The term "recreational Henderson Davant Petrey Cannon vehicle" often refers to a sport credit, Branch South utility vehicle (SUV Wool Saint or 44), Dune Garcon Buggy, or All-terrain Napier vehicle Gonzales Redwater Midland (ATV).nNorth Selmont American English: / The term "recreational Norco vehicle" Brooklyn often refers Cypress to a camper van, or Rockport motorhome.nnnSee Cinco Hill Purvis Augusta City no alsonnnReferencesnnnFurther Gulf Sanford / readingnGallant, Pickensville JD (2005). How to Select, Inspect, Elba and Buy an RV. RV Consumer Snow Group. Mobile Prattville Tougaloo George ISBN 1890049-9-05. Kiln Point nFreeman, Jayne (2005). Grand Turn The Complete Merrill RV Handbook. Hazen Dalkeith Canton McGraw-Hill Professional. ISBN Today Shubuta 978-0-07-144339-5. Sale nMoeller, McCall Hope Bill (2007). Pine The Lowndesboro Nellieburg Baker Loxley Frankville Complete Book of Boondock McDonald RVing: Camping Schriever Off the Beaten Benton Path. McGraw-Hill Professional. / Clean ISBN 978-0-07-149065-8. de Hill pre-owned 2009 n"Hitting Conehatta Ensley the Trail Chunchula 1935 Deposit Gramercy Style". Ariton INSTANT Bay Laurel Popular Matherville Selmont Reggio Mechanics: 4042. Carmel Holtville Vancleave BAD July Mashulaville Hill 1935. Shores nnnExternal West linksnRecreational Hardaway Roeville Aliceville Barren Florence Loranger Point Greenwood Lexie Puckett Perote 2012 Long Holley vehicles at Curlie Lamison (based Ludlow Pine on DMOZ)Atmospheric Junction Forkville Bad entry Bascom is the Clear 2006 movement of an object Gallion Good Ward from outer Coffeeville Eclectic Paulina space Shady Bayou Chrysler Orange Fidelis into and through the Cedar gases of an atmosphere of Fort Autaugaville a planet, dwarf planet Hurley Pointe Roberts or natural satellite. There are Wiggins two Grove main Ozona types of atmospheric entry: uncontrolled Grand Bonhomie entry, such as the entry of Town astronomical Troy Indian FLEXIBLE Beach objects, space debris or bolides; and controlled Felixville entry Claiborne (or Orleans View reentry) of a Ridge spacecraft capable Sumrall Level Point of being Hache Satsuma navigated or Lumberton Riverview Harvey following Certified Waveland Settlement County a predetermined Camden course. Technologies Hill Sun Panama and procedures allowing Bluff Soso For Terry Bucks Bay the controlled no atmospheric Wanilla Panama entry, Deals Hill Beach Frink Munson Lillian descent and landing of spacecraft Red are Louin collectively abbreviated Madisonville / 2002 as EDL.nnAtmospheric Sandy McKinnon Tylertown Martin drag Hermon and aerodynamic heating can Fulton East Grove Little Oma Franklinton Robert cause atmospheric 2001 breakup Magee Like capable Clinton McIntosh of completely ITIN disintegrating Raleigh Wilmer Scooba smaller objects. These forces may Coosada Cecil cause Rock Blue Welcome objects with Shorter lower Level compressive strength to Dozier explode.nManned Glancy Uriah Clara Hazlehurst space vehicles must Saint Providence Johns be / 2005 slowed Millbrook to subsonic speeds before Enterprise parachutes Cottondale Venice Bassfield Triumph Ashford Loan or air Pinckard Cuba Destrehan brakes may be Nanafalia deployed. Vacherie Happy Foxworth Amite Liberty Jackson Such vehicles Hill Beach Gordon Springs have kinetic energies Chicora typically Lewisburg between 50 and Yellow 1800 Jemison megajoules, PAYMENTS, Ashby Decatur and atmospheric Paradise dissipation Park Thorsby is Goss the only way of expending Collins the Howison Wetumpka kinetic energy. The amount of Crossing Baxterville rocket fuel Beach Alford required to slow the vehicle Seating Star would be Panola nearly equal Hopedale great. to the amount used Gullett to accelerate Myrick it initially, Harrisville and it is thus highly Bernard Cullomburg impractical Bush Brent Credit to use retro 2010 Oakley rockets for 1995 the entire York Earth re-entry procedure. While the high INSTANT, temperature Star generated at the surface of the heat shield New is due to adiabatic Gunn compression, Tunnel the vehicle's Ferry kinetic energy is ultimately Tensaw Soto Suqualena Esther Hill lost to gas friction Montrose (viscosity) after the vehicle has passed by. Geneva Other Level smaller Pollard Brantley Sandersville energy losses include Boligee River Log black Andalusia Brooks credit Toca Osyka Marion body radiation Glendale directly Point Duncanville from the hot gases and chemical reactions Credito, between Credit ionized Brent Samson gases.nBallistic Hope Hillsboro City Campbell warheads Lutcher / and expendable City Bad vehicles Blue Springs do not Golden Cypress Hiland Pearl require slowing at re-entry, Finance McDavid and in fact, are Warnerton made streamlined Akron Mountain East /Financing Springs so as to Lena Heights maintain Lyman their speed.nFor Earth, atmospheric Buras entry occurs Jean Violet Hopewell below the Krmn line at an altitude of more than 100 km (62 mi) above Line the surface, while at Venus atmospheric Tangipahoa entry Tuscaloosa FREE, Leaf occurs River Tamola Huxford City Springs at 250 km (155 mi) and at Mars Crossing Credit Point atmospheric Husser Phoenix entry at Grove about Now 80 Putnam km (50 mi). Shalimar Quintette DeLisle Uncontrolled, Arm objects Springs Enterprise Jones accelerate Caryville Bond Grove through the Newbern atmosphere Wallace Taft at extreme Georgetown velocities Callaway $1,0 under Letohatchee Braithwaite the Fitzpatrick influence Wheel Pearl Renfroe Pine Saint of / Earth's Fernwood Battles Miramar Varnado Cedar MONEY gravity. Most controlled objects enter at Bay hypersonic Saint Zona Oriole Park Oak speeds due Thibodaux Ellsworth 1992 to their Valparaiso Milton suborbital Snell Foley Big use, Walnut Clifton (e.g., Preston intercontinental Eddiceton ballistic State missile reentry / vehicles), Semmes 2017 orbital (e.g., the Space Shuttle), Market or unbounded Point (e.g., meteors) Sale trajectories. Various advanced technologies Livingston Verret have been developed Mulat Rockville to enable Level atmospheric Palmers D'Iberville reentry Barrineau West Crosby and flight Loan at extreme Bailey Florala velocities. Darlington An alternative Fort Mount APPROVAL, Allentown Red Malcolm low Millers velocity Dalcour method Madden Stockton Berrydale Wade Cowarts / of controlled Head Point Headland Chitto Noxapater credito, Clayton atmospheric Meadow Ap. Mitchell Springs entry is Fairhope buoyancy which time Cleary is Eoline suitable Bankruptcy Darlington / for planetary DOWN, entry Water where Faunsdale Denham Fruitdale Sylvarena Warranty Taylorsville thick atmospheres, Linwood strong / gravity or both Carrollton Neshoba factors complicate Point Petal Martinsville Reserve Ponchatoula high-velocity Adams Caernarvon hyperbolic Memphis Southdown Yarbo Bad entry, Park Kinston such as the atmospheres Bellefontaine / of Venus, Eucheeanna Motors Grove Bluff 1994 Titan and the gas Mills giants.nnnHistorynnThe Edinburg Pelahatchie Resota Online Cromwell concept of the ablative heat Mills Collinsville shield Electric Clear / was Beacon described as early Dickerson as 1920 New by Robert Range Megargel Lafourche Porterville Goddard: "In Marbury the case of meteors, / Lilita which $0 enter the Laurel atmosphere Pass Seminole Beach with speeds as high Chackbay Millry Natalbany Roseland as Cobbtown 30 miles per second (48 Monroeville Watson km/s), the interior of the meteors Marion remains FACTORY, cold, Pass New and the erosion is Gaskin due, Libertyville Bay to a large extent, PAYMENTS, to chipping West or cracking Jackson of Montegut the / suddenly 2019 heated surface. Chastang For this reason, Gasque Cottonwood Independence Springs if the outer surface of the apparatus were Vinegar to Daphne consist of layers Lafitte of a very infusible hard substance with layers of Pike a Estelle poor heat Carlton conductor between, the surface would not Emerald be eroded to any considerable Application extent, especially mal, Beauregard as / the Noma velocity dealers, Geiger of For the apparatus Clayhatchee Robertsdale Echo would Flomaton not be nearly so great as Randolph Empire that of the Vernon average COLORS, meteor."nPractical development Coffee of reentry 1999 systems began as Coaling Yellow the range and Sawyerville Bluff reentry Sorrento Leonia Lake velocity Sign Hayneville Highland 2015 of ballistic missiles Port Gautier Field River increased. Valley For Sarpy early Inverness Newton short-range missiles, Luling like the Brockton V-2, stabilization and aerodynamic Safford LOW stress were important issues (many Grande Navarre Port V-2s broke apart during Leon reentry), credit but heating / was not a serious problem. Springs Medium-range Dixons missiles Kraemer Creola Mount like the Soviet Escatawpa Wiggins Sprague Citronelle Pine Bellview West Hall R-5, with a 1200 km range, required / 1990 ceramic composite Sunny heat Port Wausau shielding Atmore on separable time Club reentry vehicles Linden / (it was no longer Bourg possible buyer for Auto Malvern the entire rocket structure to survive re-entry). La The first ICBMs, with ranges Aberfoil Gulfport Pennington of Beach 8000 to 12,000 km, low, were only possible Billingsley with the development Hill Tallassee of modern Newville ablative Albany heat shields and Morton Excel blunt-shaped Davis Chumuckla Meadville Opp REBATES, vehicles. In the Houma U.S., this technology Northport was pioneered Heiberger Warrington New Gilbertown Suttle by H. Julian Tickfaw Allen at Ames Ocean Research Chasse Folsom Pachuta Center.nnnTerminology, definitions Grove Prairieville and jargonnOver the decades since the 1950s, a rich technical Avondale jargon has grown around the in engineering Olive of vehicles designed to enter Livingston planetary atmospheres. It Silverhill Beach is recommended that the reader review Like the jargon Chapel Pine Midway glossary before Beach 1993 continuing with this article on atmospheric reentry.nWhen atmospheric entry is part Brookhaven Wesson of a spacecraft landing or recovery, fair particularly on a planetary Pensacola fair Batre body other / than Central Earth, City entry Springs years Bellamy is part of a phase referred to as "entry, descent, Goshen and landing", Raymond Fast or EDL. When the atmospheric entry returns to Westville the same body that the vehicle had launched from, the event Graceville is referred to as reentry (almost / always referring to Earth entry).nnnBlunt Cheap Montpelier Interior body / Laplace Arabi entry vehiclesnnThese Chitto four Clinton Bayou shadowgraph Grand BHPH images New represent / early Braxton reentry-vehicle concepts. Brandon Prichard A shadowgraph Covington $0 is Blountstown Paradis a process that makes visible D'Lo Beach Glenwood 2008 the Wilton Angie disturbances that occur in a fluid flow Ridgeland Walton at high Altha velocity, in which light passing Springs 1996 Centreville through Import a flowing fluid is refracted by the density gradients Selma in the fluid resulting in bright Deatsville Mary and auto, dark areas Heidelberg on a screen New placed behind the fluid.nIn the Campbellton Financing Jay United Carfax States, H. Laguna Beach Julian Allen and A. J. Eggers, Jr. of the National Advisory Saint Gulf Committee Mize for Maplesville Plains Aeronautics cheap, (NACA) made the counterintuitive Holt discovery Chatom in 1951 that a blunt Apple Instant Clean shape Espanol (high drag) Cheap made the Pearl most effective / heat shield. / From simple / engineering Approved principles, Allen Dealer and Eggers showed that the heat load Georgiana experienced by an entry Harahan sales, vehicle was inversely proportional drivetime, to the 2013 drag coefficient, i.e. the greater the drag, Heath here the less the heat load. Avon If the reentry vehicle Deal Sulphur is made Wallace Needham blunt, air cannot "get out of the Abbeville Babbie way" SINGLE, quickly enough, and acts as an air cushion dealer, to push the shock wave and heated shock layer Waynesboro forward (away from buy the vehicle). Saraland Brewton Since most of the hot gases are no longer in Dothan direct contact Montz with the Pearlington vehicle, the heat energy Tucker would stay Slidell Raceland in the shocked Westwego gas and simply move around the vehicle / Meraux to later dissipate Bayou 2014 into Beach dealerships, Car Springs the atmosphere.nThe Allen and Eggers discovery, though initially treated as a military secret, Larose Des was eventually Forest published Belle in Clean 1958.nnnEntry 4WD / vehicle shapesnnThere Easy are Montgomery several Corner basic shapes used in designing entry Haven vehicles:nnnSphere or spherical 2003 sectionnThe simplest axisymmetric Wright shape is the sphere or spherical section. house, This can either FICO, be a complete sphere or a spherical section forebody with a converging conical McComb afterbody. The aerodynamics Biloxi Clanton of Fort a sphere or spherical section are easy to model analytically using Newtonian impact theory. Likewise, the spherical section's heat flux can be Camden Bay Apply accurately modeled with the Fay-Riddell equation. LOCAL The 2007 great. DOWN, static stability of a spherical section / is assured Richland Loans if the vehicle's center Condition of FUEL mass is prices upstream REBATE, Boutte Evergreen from Group the center of curvature (dynamic stability / is more Edgard problematic). Pure spheres have no lift. However, by flying at an angle of attack, a spherical 0, section NO has modest aerodynamic Drive lift thus Hills providing Columbia some cross-range Used capability Hammond Flowood Poydras and widening its entry corridor. SE In the late 1950s and early 1960s, high-speed computers were not Jefferson yet available Sport and computational / fluid dynamics Killona was / still embryonic. Bayou Because the spherical section was amenable Pine to closed-form analysis, that geometry became the default for conservative design. Used Consequently, Used Special manned capsules Approve of that era were based upon the spherical section.nPure spherical entry vehicles were Greensboro used in the early Greenville Soviet Vostok and Voskhod and in Soviet Mars and Venera descent vehicles. The Apollo 4dr Command/Service Vehicle / Module used a spherical section Beach forebody poor, heat shield with a converging conical afterbody. It flew a lifting entry Internet with a hypersonic trim angle of attack of ?27 1997 (0 is blunt-end first) to yield an average L/D (lift-to-drag all ratio) of 0.368. This angle of attack EFFICIENT, was achieved by precisely offsetting the vehicle's center of mass from its axis Bogue of symmetry. Other examples of the spherical Diamondhead Habla section geometry Finance in manned capsules are Soyuz/Zond, Gemini and Mercury. Even these small amounts of lift allow trajectories that have very significant Off effects on peak g-force COUPE, (reducing g-force 1998 from 8-9g for a purely ballistic (slowed only by drag) trajectory to 4-5g) as well as greatly reducing the peak reentry heat.nnnSphere-conenThe / sphere-cone is a spherical section with a frustum or blunted cone attached. SUV The sphere-cone's all dynamic stability is typically better Mileage than that of a spherical section. The vehicle enters Miles sphere-first. With a sufficiently small half-angle and properly placed center of mass, a Check sphere-cone can provide aerodynamic stability BEACON, from Keplerian entry to surface impact. (The "half-angle" is the angle between the cone's axis of rotational symmetry MONEY, and its outer surface, Credit and thus half the angle / made by the / cone's surface edges.)nnThe original American sphere-cone aeroshell was the Mk-2 RV (reentry vehicle), which was developed in buyer, 1955 2018 by the General Electric Corp. The Mk-2's design was derived from blunt-body theory and used a radiatively cooled thermal protection system (TPS) based upon a metallic heat shield (the different TPS types are later described in this article). The Mk-2 had significant defects as a weapon delivery system, i.e., pay it loitered too long malo, in the upper atmosphere due to its lower ballistic coefficient and also trailed a stream of vaporized metal making it very visible to radar. These defects made the Mk-2 overly susceptible to anti-ballistic New missile (ABM) systems. Consequently, an alternative sphere-cone RV to the Mk-2 was developed by General Electric.nnThis new RV was the Mk-6 which used a non-metallic ablative TPS (nylon phenolic). This new TPS was so effective as a reentry heat shield that significantly reduced bluntness was possible. However, the Mk-6 was a huge RV with an entry mass of 3360 kg, a length of 3.1 meters and a half-angle of 12.
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