June 4, 1956

Army’s Nike Scores Seven for Eight

Sperry Invests $500,000 In Hunt For Most Accurate Gear Ever Cut

Ge Bids for Helicopter Market with T58

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

B-58 Foreshadows Mach 2 Powerplant

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Army’s Nike Scores Seven for Eight

One miss a malfunction causing fail-safe air burst over launching site. Test made during service row.

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Sperry Invests $500,000 In Hunt For Most Accurate Gear Ever Cut

Ge Bids for Helicopter Market with T58

The T58 engine is General Electric’s entry in the promising helicopter powerplant market. The 1,000 hp. turboshaft is scheduled to finish qualification tests and undergo tie-down and flight tests in the Sikorsky S-58 in the near future.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

B-58 Foreshadows Mach 2 Powerplant

The pattern for one type of powerplant installation in the next generation of Mach 2 aircraft has been set by the four podded units of Convair’s B-58 Hustler weapons system. Features of the podded powerplants include: Variable geometry of the inlet, automatically controlled to maintain maximum efficiency.

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Letters

Want to mention with approval the AW editorial policy and over-all presentation. A few comments on the so-called missile mess might be pertinent. Now that the automobile production man has conceded that “he” has been out produced by the Bison builders a re-examination might be in order.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Business Pilots Want More Data Faster

New York—Need for a central clearing house to quickly disseminate among business pilots information relating to the operational, equipment and safety phases of their profession was highlighted at Flight Safety Foundation’s recent two-day business aircraft seminar in this city.

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FINANCIAL

Navy Contracts

Following is a list of unclassified contracts of $25,000 and over as released by Navy Contracting Offices: BUREAU OF AERONAUTICS, Washington 25, D. C. General Electric Co., 1 River Rd., Schenectady, N. Y., Type MA-1 compass systems, NOas 56-334-f (PD-42-1244-56), 453, $1,384,621.
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EQUIPMENT

Camera Catches 1,000 Pictures Per Second on Supersonic Sled

New York—A new series of high speed, motion analysis cameras capable of 32 to 5,000 pictures per second has been developed by Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp. Designer John H. Waddell told AVIATION WEEK the cameras, called the Fairchild Motion Analysis Cameras (MAC), were developed for other uses besides the military.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Dc-7c Lengthens Transocean Stride

Three spectacular proving flights precede the first scheduled nonstop New York-to-Paris service.

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EQUIPMENT

Boeing Shows Luxurious 707 Interior

New York—In a cool, lofty room on the eighth floor of a building on Manhattan’s East Side, an experiment in sales techniques is taking place that may well be a bellwether for many an aircraft manufacturer operating in this highly-competitive jet age.
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MANAGEMENT

Soviet Bison Outstrips U.s. Interceptor

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