August 1, 1945

BRIEFING

Down the Years in AVIATION'S Log

FREIGHT RATES and INDUSTRY LOCATION

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BRIEFING

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Down the Years in AVIATION'S Log

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FREIGHT RATES and INDUSTRY LOCATION

A SIGNIFICANT decision, announced by the Interstate Commerce Commission last May, will take preliminary effect on the 30th of August. It will eliminate some of the advantage in freight rates which Eastern shippers have enjoyed over shippers of the South and West.
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EDITORIAL

For PRACTICAL Glory Try Tail Wheels and Folding Wings

BACK IN THE GOOD OLD barnstorming days, when flying was the sport of supermen and there were not enough supermen to make it much of a business, the pilots were a race apart. In fact, the pilot placed himself so far apart from ordinary mortals that he felt it unbecoming to do most of the things that must be done if we are to be successful in busines.
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Nature Deals a Trump To Marine Airport Designers

JUST AS ARGUMENTS are proffered aiming to support world-route use of landplanes, so, too, many very logical reasons can be put forward favoring broad employment of flying boats and flying ships in global air transport. Granted, there are specific routes which are inherently favorable to one type or the other.

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It's No Child's Play Arming and Fueling Carrier Planes

ABOARD THE U. S. S. BONHOMME RICHARD, at sea:-This heavy aircraft carrier's Service Unit has one of the toughest jobs aboard ship, for it is charged with three major tasks which call for plenty of skill, strength, and courage. First, the Service Unit must service and load all airborne guns; second, it loads bombs, torpedoes, and incendiaries ; and third, it fills all aircraft gasoline tanks and operates and maintains the ship’s extensive gasoline system.

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DESIGN ANALYSIS OF THE

FAIRCHILD C-82 PACKET PART I

WHEN the rear the Fairchild swing open, it cargo doors of C-82 Packet is impossible to open, impossible to keep one’s thoughts on the craft’s technical aspects — the almost unbelievable space visible commands all attention. For what is seen is a substantially rectangular 2,870-cu. ft. room actually larger than some rail boxcars.

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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

DESIGNING TOMORROW'S PERSONAL PLANE

A study in alternatives — high vs. low-wing; strut-braced vs. cantilever wing; fixed vs. retractable landing gear; and conventional vs. tricycle gear — with the author's pointed analysis and decision on each one.

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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

Analysis of Magnesium Applications In German Aircraft and Equipment

Study of new uses of forgings, sand and die castings in BMW-801 D and DB-601E engines, and Fungerrat radio reveals Nazis used alloys similar to ours; their techniques showed no superiority.

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Aviation Research—Engineering—Production

Aeronautical Supremacy Demands Jet and Rocket Research PART II

Concluding this vital series, the author points to the need for continued study to develop defensive as well as offensive weapons, and points to possible peacetime uses for these "new" forms of power.

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