September 1, 1942

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MANUFACTURING Section of AVIATION

The Future of Water-Based Airplanes

The Aviation News

National Aviation

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MANUFACTURING Section of AVIATION

The Future of Water-Based Airplanes

In this, the fourth in a series on flying boat design, the author maintains that most of the fundamental data of modern hull design is based on complete fallacy. He concludes that the transversely flat planing bottom is the logical solution. Subsequent installments will elaborate on the reasons therefor.

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The Aviation News

National Aviation

Washington (AVIATION Bureau)—Fate of the proposal of Henry J. Kaiser, West Coast shipbuilder, to build 5,000 cargo flying boats of the XPB2M -1—the Martin Mars—type remained unsettled late last month. Mr. Kaiser had proposed to convert some of his Pacific Coast shipyards to mass production of the 70-ton planes, the prototype of which is only now undergoing initial flight tests.
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What's Become of the Luftwaffe...?

Analysis of Nazi air force equipment, leadership and personnel shows why it failed to knock out Soviets; strength reported declining.

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Civil Operation and Training

Operators Solve Problems of Expanding Air Forces

Responsibilities of Flight Department at typical contract school outlined; maintenance and operating procedure at Hawthorne School of Aeronautics described.

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MANUFACTURING Section of AVIATION

Auxiliary Power Vital Today

Lawranee produces compact 15 hp. auxiliary power plant for starting main engines, operating bomb bay doors, gun turrets, lights, galley and other necessities for warplanes far from established bases; auxiliary power to bring new comforts to world-wide commercial transport after war.

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Civil Operations and Training

Airline Outlook Re-Appraised

WIDESPREAD RECOGNITION finally prevails that the airlines are to survive these uncertain times. If anything, the indications multiply that the air carriers will soon be conducting a volume of operations far greater than that enjoyed in pre-war commercial service.

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The Aviation News

Aviation Finance

RAYMOND HOADLEY United Aircraft’s semi-annual report, whose publication was approved by the Navy Department, permits aircraft stockholders some indication of the financial trend among the manufacturing companies. Net profits, figured at the new tax rates passed by the House, amounted to $2.12 a share for the six months ended June 30, compared with $2.10 a share in the similar 1941 period.
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Maintenance

Maintenance at Continental

Continental operates one of the oldest and most mountainous routes in the country. With forty-five daily landings on airports ranging from 665 feet to 6,874 feet in elevation, frequently under severe dust conditions, maintenance might be a real operating problem. The new overhaul base at Denver is well equipped to more than handle the job with ease.

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Awakening of Air Power

American air power is expanding faster than any other air force. Although still spread too thin on world fighting fronts to deliver a knockout blow in any one campaign, America's airmen are striking offensively and men and equipment have been "tried by fire."
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