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July 15, 1918

The A.e.g. Twin-engined Bomber, G.105

The First American Handley Page

News of the Fortnight

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The A.e.g. Twin-engined Bomber, G.105

An A.E.G. twin-engined bomber, G.105, was brought down by anti-aircraft fire at Achiet-le-Grand December 23, 1917. This machine, while carrying a similar power plant, is very different in construction from the Gotha type, which also embraces the Friedrichshafen Bomber.
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The First American Handley Page

During the past year the Standard Aircraft Corporation has covered practically the entire range of military types of airplanes, from the primary training machine to the large Caproni and Handley Page bombers. The intermediate types include an advanced training machine fitted with a HispanoSuiza Engine, the M-Defense Scout with a Gnome Engine, and the D. H. 4 combined reconnaissance, day bombing, and defensive fighting machine.
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News of the Fortnight

The creation of a $100,000,000 aircraft production corporation was approved by the Senate June 28. The action was taken without debate. There was not a dissenting vote. As adopted by the Senate the Director of Aircraft Production is empowered in his discretion to form the aircraft production corporation with a capital of $100,000,000.
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Digest of the Foreign Aeronautical Press

The Pfalz Pursuit Biplane.—In comparison with the average German airplane the Pfalz is of light construction generally and incorporates some interesting constructional details. The top plane has a span of 30 ft. 10% in. It is rectilinear in front elevation, being of the one-piece type.
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The Fokker Wing Truss

Mention has more than once been made in these columns of the peculiar "wireless” or internal wing truss of the Fokker triplane. In view of the considerable curiosity this type of construction has elicited, the following detailed discussion of the Fokker wing truss, reproduced here from Flight, should prove of particular interest.
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Balsa Timber in Costa Rica

Balsa, the lightest wood so far known, is now much in demand where lightness of construction is of importance; and as it is very porous, it acts as a good insulator and is also used in insulation against heat and cold. Though the Balsa tree grows best in rich ground, it will thrive on almost any ground in the Tropics except swamp, but it is a second growth tree, being found only where the goround has once been cleared.
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Novel Ideas in Airplane Construction

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Book Review

This book has the great merit of affording the large class of public that is interested in aeronautics but generally kept from its various phases by the wholesome respect technical and pseudo-technical works elicit from the lay mind, a strictly popular treatise of facts relating to the present status of aircraft, its effects on the art of warfare, and its future prospect in peaceful pursuits.

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Bibliography of Aeronautics

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Aeronautical Patents

ISSUED JUNE 4, 1918 1,268.333—To Frithrof Gustof Ericson, Toronto, Ont., Canada. Landing-gear construction of airplanes. 1,268.494—To August C. Rutzen, Cleveland, Ohio. Airship. 1,268.710—To James T. Gregory, Washington, D. C. Airplane safety device.
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