June 18, 1951

Headline News

First Details on U. S. Jet Transport Plans

Headline News

Vandenberg Expected to Step Out Soon

Headline News

Ge Reveals More Powerful J-47s

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Headline News

First Details on U. S. Jet Transport Plans

Outlook brighter for construction of planes as military shows signs of renewed interest in development.
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Headline News

Vandenberg Expected to Step Out Soon

Twining seen as likely successor; other command changes hint at policy shift.
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Headline News

Ge Reveals More Powerful J-47s

A new version of the J-47 jet engine, the J-47-GE-21, has added greatly increased thrust without increasing the engine’s dimensions, General Electric Co. announced last week. GE used the long-standing phrase “in excess of 5,200-lb. thrust” to describe the engine’s rating, although that thrust rating has long since been made obsolete by military demands.
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Subsidy Separation Bill Introduced

A bill to separate air mail pay from subsidy, the product of two years’ study by Senate Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee, was introduced in Congress last week by the committee’s chairman, Sen. Edwin Johnson. The measure sets mail pay rates for various categories of carriers.
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Mass F-84 Crashes Traced to Inlet Icing

Icing conditions in Allison jet-engine inlet screens caused by localized atmospheric conditions were blamed last week by USAF investigators for the mass crash of eight Republic F-84 jet fighters near Richmond, Ind., on June 8. A special board headed by Maj. Gen. Victor E. Bertrandias, USAF Director of Flight Safety, and Dr. Sverre Petterssen, well-known meteorological scientist, reported:
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Plane Whose Wings Change Sweep in Air: New Bell X-5

Bell’s X-5 research aircraft, designed to explore the effects of sweptwing configurations in transonic flight, will enter the first phase of its flight test program soon at Edwards AFB, Muroc, Calif. Unusual feature of the X-5 is its wing design, an arrangement permitting the sweep angle to be varied in flight.
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New F-84 Fitted for Air Refueling

Another Republic F-84 Thunderjet made its debut last week. This one is the F-84G, the first operational jet fighter equipped for midair refueling to come off the production line. It will use the Boeing-developed flying-boom method for taking on fuel to increase its range or battle-time effectiveness.
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PRODUCTION ENGINEERING

Optical Tooling Faces Its Biggest Test

Accuracy of reassembly after teardown is under study for Air Force.

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EQUIPMENT

All Big Dc-6 Fleets Go to Skydrol

Douglas reports cases where the fire-resistant fluid has sprayed onto white-hot brakes without burning.

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SIDELIGHTS

Sidelights

Secretary Finletter last week was inspecting Pacific air bases and conferring with FEAF commanders in Tokyo on status of equipment. Nils Lennartson, Deputy Director of Public Relations, was in his party. . . . Air Materiel Command is testing a prefabricated Higgins hangar which can be assembled in a day and can accommodate one jet fighter.
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