July 1, 1943

Aviation Manufacturing

“Liberators" by Ford

Air Transport

CRUISE CONTROL For Flying Efficiency

NEW PRODUCTS

Shop Equipment & Accessories

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Aviation Manufacturing

“Liberators" by Ford

Analyzing the fabrication and assembly methods employed at the much-discussed Willow Run plant, which is new held to be hitting production stride.

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Air Transport

CRUISE CONTROL For Flying Efficiency

First of a series, this article considers power demands in airline operation and the means for their efficient control to conserve fuel, achieve specific flight results, pay dividends.

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NEW PRODUCTS

Shop Equipment & Accessories

For practically automatic brazing of carbide tools with electronic induction, equipment is now available to manufacturers, according to announcement of Carboloy Co., Detroit, as the result of research with General Electric engineers.
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Aviation Manufacturing

“Avengers” By Eastern

Many stations, each with tow operations and maximum break-down into subassemblies, help General Motors' aircraft division expedite production of famed Grumman-designed Navy torpedo bomber planes.

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Aviation Manufacturing

Fortresses By Douglas

Cooperating to let America get there "fustest with the mostest”, the BDV brotherhood has poured a wealth of ideas into the industry pool. Here is what Douglas brings to the manufacture of Flying Fortresses.

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Aviation Manufacturing

"Fortresses” By Vega

Pre-assembly of structural components permits full utilization of limited space and personnel with minimum of skill and training.

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Aviation Manufacturing

Buick Practice in Machining P & W Cylinder Heads

In its well equipped plant Buick has put to good use all the latest and best methods obtainable from past experience by Pratt & Whitney. Combined with the study and efficient execution of their own engineers, Buick's production flows from a finely tooled, up-to-the-minute center of precision manufacture.

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MAINTENANCE

International Overhaul

An inside view into one of Canada's most completely equipped repair shops which, situated on the main route to Alaska, works for three countries.
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“Liberators” by Consolidated Vultee

Controlled, fluid, production planning is essential to meet high production schedules for cargo-transports as well as Liberator bombers required by both AAF and British Coastal Command.

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Aviation Manufacturing

"Fortresses” by Boeing

The Boeing Flying Fortress, of splendid achievement in this war's battlefronts, is being built in great numbers, not only by Boeing, but also by two other leading manufacturers. Some of the highlights of the process for building the Flying Fortress are revealed in these pages.
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