December 1, 1942

Maintenance Features

World Cargo Takes to the Air

Air Transport

Designing Better Cargo Planes

New Products

Shop Equipment & Accessories

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Maintenance Features

World Cargo Takes to the Air

Some effects of world-wide operation of transport aircraft on maintenance and design.

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Air Transport

Designing Better Cargo Planes

A discussion of the deficiencies of converted passenger airplanes for cargo transport and future desirable operating requirements.

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New Products

Shop Equipment & Accessories

Wilson Welder & Metals Co., New York City, reports greater welding output per machine, better control by operator, and improved welds on thin gage metal through use of its Honey Bee arc control station. Stations are made in 75 and 150-amp. capacities.
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Aviation Manufacturing

Design and Installation Factors for Aircraft Hydraulic Accumulator Systems

Various types are analyzed in relation to ease and speed of maintenance, a consideration which must be included in both construction and location.

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The AVIATION NEWS

National Aviation

Washington (AVIATION Bureau)—The Controlled Materials Plan, scheduled to replace the Production Requirements Plan, may eventually become the “principal framework” of WPB operation, it was predicted here as details of the plan became known.
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Maintenance Features

Assembling and Testing P-40's in Burma

Assembling and testing fighter planes for action thousands of miles from the factory under staggering climatic conditions and with native labor and equipment is a job that calls for ingenuity and imagination. The remarkable performance of the AVG against the Japs in Burma was fully matched by men who assembled the planes for the Group to fly.

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Air Transport

Developing Wider Cargo Markets

Postwar growth of "Airex” commodity list presents a series of merchandising problems involving both designer and operator to give air transport a dominant position.

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Aviation Manufacturing

Design Considerations for Plywood Structures ...II

The second in a series of articles containing fundamental information on plywood airplane design discusses limitations imposed by fabrication processes and explores new basic design features made possible by use of plywood as an aircraft material.

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Maintenance Features

We Learned War Maintenance with the Avg

Peacetime maintenance methods apply on the battle fronts up to a point. From there it is a matter of learning the hard way. And you must learn quickly to survive— you must survive to keep 'em flying.

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Aviation Manufacturing

Boosting Bomber Production By Subcontracting

Glenn L. Martin Company maintains corps of 40 expediters to work with parts and subassembly makers to speed flow of bombers to war fronts.

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