October 1, 1942

The Truth About Our Fighter Planes

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Aviation Manufacturing

The Future of Water-Based Airplanes...V

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The Truth About Our Fighter Planes

This is not a defense of American fighters; none is needed. Nor is it unqualified praise. But here are the facts which prove beyond reasonable doubt that American fighters, taken as a whole, with their equipment and armament, hold the edge of superiority in aerial combat.
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Wheel Balancer Both static and dynamic balancing of aircraft tires, tubes and wheels are said to be possible through use of the new Manbee Aero-Wheel Balancer, introduced by the Manbee Equipment Co., Inc., 406 South Kolmar Ave., Chicago, Ill.
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Aviation Manufacturing

The Future of Water-Based Airplanes...V

This installment discusses the drawbacks of the steps and afterbodies of conventional hull designs, analyzes the phenomenon of "porpoising" and enters the little-explored field of hydrofoils.

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Aviation Manufacturing

Relieving Tooling Bottlenecks With Plastics, I

Under the cast "Formrite" method of tooling, a plastic compound which hardens at room temperature in a few hours is utilized in making dies, jigs, and fixtures at less cost and in a fraction of the time required for similar metal tools. Subsequent articles dealing with other phases of the subject will appear in early issues.

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Air Transport

How Much Passenger Traffic?

In estimating future growth of domestic air traffic, some interesting criteria can be established by reviewing growth characteristics of other forms of transportation.

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The Aviation News

Recent Books

BILLY MITCHELL, by Emile Gauvreau and Lester Cohen. Published by E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., New York. 306 pages. $2.50. To say there is never a dull moment in this book, even when it repeats itself, would be understatement. Like the bombs dropped from Gen. William (Billy) Mitchell’s old DH planes that sank the war-prize German battleship Ostfriesland off the Virginia Capes back in 1921, this story of Mitchell’s stormy career might be characterized as TNT.
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Aviation Manufacturing

Subcontracting From Scratch

Five thousand borrowed dollars plus courage and ingenuity founded a still-growing quarter million dollar organization.

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Meteorological Characteristics of Thunderstorms

For the first time, conclusive evaluation of the characteristics of thunderstorms is possible with availability of a suitable network of data and observation points. The results of these studies will be of considerable value to military, commercial and private operators. In the first part of this article the duration, movement relative to gradient winds, and circulation pattern of thunderstorms is discussed. Next month the energy characteristics will be analyzed covering the storm accumulative factors and energy expended.

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Aviation's Dividend Prospects

PIONEERING rarely pays immediate dividends. The aviation industry affords ample evidence of the patience required and the continuing delay before tangible returns are realized. The development of the aircraft industry has enriched the national welfare and now represents the keystone of our country’s war effort.

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Profit Limitations By Treasury Directive

An informative and broad interpretation of T. D. 5000, how it controls "cost plus" accounting, and how it affects aviation earnings and securities.

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