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November 1, 1938

Our Air Defense Problem

OUR AIR DEFENSES-I

The Army

American Planes and Engines for Military Service

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Our Air Defense Problem

A study of America's defensive strategy, with particular reference to air bases.

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OUR AIR DEFENSES-I

The Army

To strike and to strike hard are Air Corps' major objectives. We have the most efficient fighting aircraft in the world, but we need more of them. Mass production of machines and pilots must be our next concern.

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American Planes and Engines for Military Service

The collective achievement of the designers and manufacturers of airplanes for military service are presented in the pages that follow: A glimpse at the specifications of this group of some three score models will quickly convince you that they are second to none in quality.
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OUR AIR DEFENSES—II

The Navy

Our far-flung air frontiers focus attention on the Navy's needs for long-range patrol squadrons and their attendant surface auxilliaries. The present three thousand plane program will relieve pressure in many directions, but still leaves gaps in our minimum program for national safety under present world conditions.

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Specifications of Engines Mentioned in This Directory

AVIATION does not assume responsibility for the figures given

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Let’s Talk Business

Douglas Aircraft has dropped the name Northrop Division from its plant at Los Angeles airport and will designate it simply as the El Segundo Division of the Douglas Aircraft Company. Aircraft manufactured in the El Segundo plant will be known as Douglas aircraft. E. R. Doak is general manager of the El Segundo division and E. H. Heinemann, chief engineer.
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AVIATION RADIO

“Index Finger” D-f

Sperry-RCA direction finder points automatically and continuously to tuned-in station.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Aviation in Washington

The Capital Grows Very, Very Air-Minded

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Flashes

From the Skyways of the World

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Operators Corner

Tagging the Bases with

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