October 1, 1944

DESIGN ANALYSIS NO. 9

The Focke-wulf 190

AVIATION'S MAINTENANCE SECTION

Here's the Prescription to Keep Mags Sparking

MARKETING

How Will Postwar Planes Be Sold?

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DESIGN ANALYSIS NO. 9

The Focke-wulf 190

Here is the most comprehensive engineering report ever published on the Luftwaffe's top-ranking fighter, revealing for the first time many structural features and Nazi design theories. Presented with AVIATION'S inimitable wealth of detail and on-the-spot sketches.

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AVIATION'S MAINTENANCE SECTION

Here's the Prescription to Keep Mags Sparking

A hundred miles of sparks—200,000,000 electrical impulses at nearly 20,000v.—is the normal aircraft magneto output between overhauls. Careful inspection of these reliable little units is the key to keeping them operating efficiently.
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MARKETING

How Will Postwar Planes Be Sold?

To the aircraft maker, that "how" is packed with importance. For when V-day brings the grand scramble to land on Start-Selling Runway, some mighty costly circling will face the manufacturer who hasn't already implemented a thoroughgoing customer-serving distribution plan. This article details three ways to attack the problem.

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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

Favoring the Classical in Flying Boat Hydrostatics

Contending that traditional methods of naval architecture—rather than experimental means—prove most economical in trim, draft, and lateral stability calculations, the author "builds" an exemplary flying boat to illustrate his point.

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Our Navy Builds Flat-top Mastery

By first punching the foe off balance and now smashing his last holds on the ocean, our aircraft carriers have proved modern speeders of Victory. Here "Buships" chief details how we've come from a mere seven to more than a hundred of these sky-sweepers.

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TRANSPORT

New Latin America Requires New Thinking

Markets—whether for transport services or products—can be developed among our neighbor nations, but changing conditions demand revised planning. Here's how and why.

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Shop Equipment & Accessories

Tubing Seals.....................53 “Cel-O-Seal” caps, developed by I. F. Schnier Co., San Francisco, western distributor for maker, E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, Del., are designed to protect aircraft tubing and hex nuts against dirt, careless handling, and tampering.
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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

High Frequency A. C. "Ups" Motor Performance*

Increased efficiency and advantages due to weight saving are detailed in this concluding article on substitution of alternating high frequency current for direct current on aircraft.

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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

Bullet-checking for Pressure-plane Glazing

It's of cardinal importance that pressurized warcraft have transparent enclosures which will confine bullet-shattering to the smallest possible area. Here's the story of the development of a new laminate for just such installations, complete with design data and details of attachment, gunfire tests, and strength factors.

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Put Those Surplus Plants to Work

Here's a practical plan—based on successful experience—to help provide postwar jobs and business opportunities in the American way. It presents a challenge to the industrial and civic leadership of every war-plant community.

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