June 11, 1951

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Profitable Cargo at 11 Cents a Ton Mile!

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Af Bares Secrets of Mig Engine

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Xc-120 Goes to Eglin for Tests

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Profitable Cargo at 11 Cents a Ton Mile!

Slick’s daily coast-to-coast Navy service sets pattern for a commercial operation.
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Af Bares Secrets of Mig Engine

“The indication is, Mr. Chairman, that they have a jet engine in the MiG-15 that is superior to any jet engine that we have today.... They have the advantage of speed and climb and operations at altitude.”—Gen. Vandenberg. This statement made to senators in the current MacArthur hearing on Capitol Hill appears to be based on new, secret information acquired by U. S. Air Force intelligence.
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Xc-120 Goes to Eglin for Tests

The experimental trailer truck of the air, the Fairchild XC-120 Pack Plane, will begin further evaluation testing the Air Proving Ground, Eglin AFB, Fla., now that it has completed its Phase II flight tests at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton.
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Ask Fund to Study Passenger Copters

The Prototype Advisory Committee wants $480,000 to test commercial passenger helicopter operations. Los Angeles Airways is the most likely candidate for the first copter testing contract from the committee, observers say. LAA has some 8-passenger Sikorsky S-55s on order.
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Navy Missiles Production Ordered

Two rocket-powered weapons are involved: Convair’s shipboard Terrier and Douglas" air-to-air Sparrow.
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Probe U.s. Market for Hp Marathon

The light, four-engine 18-passenger Marathon transport is being promoted for domestic U.S. local air services by its British maker, Handley Page Ltd., Reading, England. The company has been corresponding with approximately a dozen American operators following crystallization of “ideal” short-haul plane specs by the operators late last year (AVIATION WEEK NOV. 20).
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Horner: Don’t Belittle Soviets

Gen. Hoyt S, Vandenberg’s statement that the Russian development of the Rolls-Royce Nene engine is “superior to any jet engine we have today” drew quick comment from the U. S. engine manufacturers with the closest knowledge of the Nene.
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Af, Navy Earmark ’51 Fiscal Funds

The $6.4-billion ’51 fiscal year supplemental appropriation, carrying $2.5 billion for Air Force and Naval aviation has been signed by the President. The services are rapidly spending or obligating the funds—before June 30, when the ’51 fiscal year ends.
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Af Specialists Train at 12 Civil Schools

Seven more contracts with civilian technical training schools to enable USAF to cope with its rapidly expanding specialist training program have been announced by the Air Force. This brings to 12 the number of civilian schools which have received contracts since last June.
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Nbs Missile Center to Start Operations

National Bureau of Standards is starting limited operations at its new electronic research center for guided missiles at Corona, Calif., this month and expects the center to be in full-scale operation by September. It was recently transferred from the Navy and more than 200 members of the Washington NBS staff are moving to Corona for assignment at the center.
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