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October 19, 1953

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F-86f Is ‘top’ Fighter-bomber

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Pentagon Rewrites Cost Allowance Rules

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Raf Centers Strength in A-bomb Force

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F-86f Is ‘top’ Fighter-bomber

Sabre surpasses USAF expectations in new role, is able to carry out every type of combat attack mission.

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Pentagon Rewrites Cost Allowance Rules

New regulations on negotiated military contracts may clarify, standardize and liberalize auditing procedures. Industry leaders will check final draft, written in business language to eliminate individual interpretation.

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Raf Centers Strength in A-bomb Force

London—The Royal Air Force, often erroneously linked only with defensive aerial warfare, rapidly is strengthening its offensive power around new atomic capability. Radical design approaches have been linked to the traditional concept of strategic bombing that fathered the RAF in raids on the Rhine industries during World War I.

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C-123 Contract

Fairchild wins AF order with fixed-price bid. Production is scheduled to begin next summer.

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Atic Begins Study of Saucer Reports

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Skeptics Endanger Air Power Lead

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Wilson Leaves New Policy in Air

The aircraft industry failed to get a promised clarification of the new Defense Department policy on progress payments (AVIATION WEEK Oct. 12, p. 14) from Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson at his regular press conference last week. Industry officials had been assured by top Defense Department officials that Wilson would clarify the policy that gave the aircraft manufacturers and their bankers a bad case of the jitters when first announced early this month in a directive signed by Assistant Defense Secretary Charles Thomas.
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Douglas Rules Out Early Jet Transport

Donald W. Douglas made it clear this month that Douglas Aircraft Co. will not attempt to compete with Boeing Airplane Co. for the early U. S. jet transport market. “We do not now plan to begin construction on these newer turbojet types,” he told a meeting of the Fresno, Calif., Chamber of Commerce commemorating the 50th anniversary of powered flight.
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Canberra, Dc-6 Win Christchurch Race

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Speed Rules Archaic?

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