August 1, 1942

Aviation Manufacturing

Design Details of the Mitsubishi Kinsei Engine

The Aviation News

Transport Aviation

New Products

Shop Equipment & Accessories

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Aviation Manufacturing

Design Details of the Mitsubishi Kinsei Engine

The author says the Japs did an ingenious job of combining proven features of engines of foreign manufacture in this design and rates it a highly dependable, though not highly developed, piece of equipment/

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The Aviation News

Transport Aviation

Wilmington, Del. — The glider pickup device, developed by All American Aviation and satisfactorily tested at Wright Field by the Air Force, probably will be adapted to the pickup of large military and civil cargo and passenger gliders, drawn by multi-engine tow-planes.
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New Products

Shop Equipment & Accessories

The Buda Company, Harvey, Ill., offers the new, gasoline powered “Chore Boy” half-ton delivery truck for use in and around industrial plants. With a maximum speed of 15 mph., the Chore Boy is said to average 35 to 38 mi. per gal. of gasoline. Turning radius is 7 ft. 3 in. and rounded front bumper makes it possible to open hinged doors unassisted.
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The Future of Water-Based Airplanes

The third of a series on flying boat design, this article analyzes the relative penalties against optimimum operational efficiency involved in design of landplanes as against waterplanes. Part IV is scheduled for the September issue.

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Aviation Manufacturing

Thunderbolts to Smite the Axis

The Republic P-47 high-altitude fighter, called the "Thunderbolt" by the AAF, has been described by a ranking officer as "the world's No. 1 fighter airplane."'

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Air Transport

Importance of Weight Control in Airline Operation

A keen analysis of what happens to the "empty weight" of a transport airplane as its service life increases. The penalty for improvements in safety and comfort is decreased payload, but the weight engineers are striving to offset it by improved design of aircraft structures and accessories.

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Aviation Manufacturing

Reclaim Rubber for Aircraft

The available supply of reclaim rubber is not large, but its judicious use may prove to be the answer to the nation's critical rubber problem. Airplanes are large users of rubber and reclaim stocks can be used to advantage in certain applications.

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The Soviet Air Force After a Year of War

In a special dispatch radioed from Moscow, a Red Air Force officer reports on Russia's growing air power and tells why Luftwaffe failed in its initial mission
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Civil Operation and Training

Aircraft Production and Incentives

AUTHORITATIVE SOURCES are unanimous in lauding the astounding record of aircraft production being achieved in this country. No longer is there any doubt that the once fantastic goals of 60,000 planes this year and 125.000 for 1943, will be met.

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Military

Report From the British Airfront

Mr. Cave continues his observations of American aircraft now in service in the European battle zones and discusses new military airplane and engine developments.

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