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July 18, 1949

ENGINEERING FORUM

Latest Bid Awards to Industry By U. S. Air Force

ENGINEERING FORUM

B-36: Fortissimo Or Fiasco?

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Double Turboprop Engine Built in Britain

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ENGINEERING FORUM

Latest Bid Awards to Industry By U. S. Air Force

Air Materiel Command Procurement Division makes available to AVIATION WEEK the latest bid awards, shown on this page. Requests for further information should be addressed to Contracting Officer, AMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, attention: MCPPSX72, (AMC will resume in the near future the issuance of data on invitations for bids.)
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ENGINEERING FORUM

B-36: Fortissimo Or Fiasco?

A British aeronautical engineer takes a critical look at the biggest piston-engine bomber in the world.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Double Turboprop Engine Built in Britain

Armstrong Siddeley gears two Mambas to coaxial contrarotating propellers to develop peak of 3500 hp.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Cab Backs Standard Cockpits

Board circulates revisions covering future transport designs. Foresees big economies, increased safety.

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Gag Issue Raised on Eve of B-36 Probe

Johnson direction to “coordinate” inquiry data provokes congressional scrutiny.

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Industry Due for Tax Windfall?

New Internal Revenue ruling on prewar earning base for wartime excess profits tax may mean big refunds.

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FINANCIAL

Aircraft Group Vs. General Industry

Surveys of working capital, profitability and assets measure aviation against other manufacturing firms.

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News Sidelights

AAF Claims Some sobering cold water is doused on wartime Eighth Air Force claims regarding its prowess against the German Air Force in the second volume of the semi-official History of the Army Air Forces in World War II. Written by AAF historical officers under official auspices, the book notes that preliminary sampling of captured German Air Force records indicated that “Eighth Air Force claims were far more exaggerated than even their severest critics assumed.”
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AIR TRANSPORT

‘stratocoach’ Spurs Skycoach Study

Boeing proposes 103-seat Stratocruiser as other signs reflect interest in lower air travel fares.

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New Aviation Products

Ground Power Supply For starting and testing jet aircraft and commercial transports, “Recto-starter” E24-500T portable power unit rectifies standard a.c. into smooth d.c. current with less than 2 percent rms. ripple voltage. Ripple frequency is 720 cps.
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