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August 22, 1949

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

What Upper Air Means to Missiles

New B-36 Performance Revealed at Probe

Fiscal ’51 Budget Being Trimmed

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

What Upper Air Means to Missiles

Rand Report details some of problems designers have to face in planning vehicles to operate at 300-mile altitudes or beyond.

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New B-36 Performance Revealed at Probe

USAF tells secrets to support bomber’s purchase as Symington, Van Zandt clash.

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Fiscal ’51 Budget Being Trimmed

Contemplated slashes seen holding USAF to 48 groups indefinitely. Resultant strategy shifts disclosed.

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News Sidelights

Next big mystery scheduled to be solved by the House Armed Services Committee investigation into the B-36 situation is who wrote the nine-page anonymous letter charging skullduggery in USAF procurement. It was this anonymous letter that was the basis for the speech on the House floor by Rep. James Van Zandt (R., Pa.), touching off the probe.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Pilot Security

Carrier’s power to fire is safety aid, ALPANAL referee rules.

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PRODUCTION

Latest Air Force Bid Awards

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Industry Observer

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EDITORIAL

Unforgivable Injustice

After a week’s intensive hearings on Capitol Hill, Congressman James Van Zandt’s repeated public warnings of irregularities in the B-36 procurement program sound flat, indeed. Van Zandt, a Republican from Pennsylvania, and a Naval Reserve officer, several times recently called attention to “ugly rumors” circulating regarding the B-36 and Defense Secretary Johnson, Air Force Secretary Symington, and Consolidated-Vultee’s Floyd Odium.

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News Digest

Fred M. Glass will head a new Department of Airport Development just created by the Port of New York Authority. Glass is resigning as president of Air Cargo, Inc. The Authority’s airport development formerly was handled along with port development by James Buckley who recently resigned.
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PRODUCTION

Getting More Profit—via Research

Devising new fabrication methods for aircraft special materials can lead to additional lucrative production.

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