July 2, 1956

FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

AVIONICS

How to Prepare Papers the Easy Way

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Hypersonic Quest Yields New Techniques

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FINANCIAL

Usaf Contracts

Following is a list of unclassified contracts for $25,000 and over as released by Air Force Contracting Offices: HEADQUARTERS, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio American Machine & Foundry Co., Electronic Div., 1085 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 15, Mass., fire control system radar adapter kits, radar set adapter kits, spare parts, maintenance and engineering data, (PR PH228853, PH228854, PH236597 and PH236597-1), $208,000.
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AVIONICS

How to Prepare Papers the Easy Way

The time has come to do something about one of the brutal forms of torture devised by civilized man, the hundreds of technical talks delivered every year at dozens of technical conventions. The amazing thing about these proceedings is that in a single year engineers will spend several million manhours, or several thousand man-years, sitting and listening to technical talks.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Hypersonic Quest Yields New Techniques

New families of test facilities to simulate the unusually rigorous and different requirements of hypersonic and superaerodynamic flight are a major development area in the growing science of gas dynamics. The time-tested tools of the supersonic trade-wind tunnels, free-flight ranges, aerodynamic test vehicles—have been adapted and extrapolated to higher speed ranges.

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Soviets Show Twining Eight New Planes

USAF chief of staff views 1,200 mph. Super Farmer, three all-weather, delta-wing fighters in Moscow.

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AIR TRANSPORT

East Coast Case Will Define Cab Policy

Washington—The New York-Florida case, now moving into its final phase, will give the Civil Aeronautics Board and its two new members their first chance to show whether they intend to follow the new philosophy of airline competition defined by the CAB last fall.
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Senate Votes Boost in Air Force Budget

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Letters

One thousand congratulations on your editorial of June 11, “North Atlantic Fare Battle.” I am personally delighted that a person of your position and responsibility in the industry has so clearly accentuated the affirmative in the matter of low fare air coach and its relationship to mass air transportation.
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PRODUCTION

Electra Structure Reveals Refinements

Burbank—Lockheed Aircraft Corp.’s turboprop-powered Electra embodies structural refinements based on the company’s long experience in the transport field. Integral stiffening has been effectively applied in the new design. Large single-piece forgings are used and chemical milling has been employed.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Iata Airlines Vote to Cut Atlantic Fares

International carriers reach compromise agreement at Cannes; CAB reaction to cuts may be decisive.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Twining Visits Soviet Factories, Views Production of Nene Engine

Moscow—The Russian visit of Gen. Nathan F. Twining, USAF chief of staff, and top air force officials from 28 other countries marked the first major crack in the Iron Curtain that has screened the Red air force since even before World War II. As official guests of the Soviet air force, the Twining party was permitted to visit two aircraft plants, tour an operational military airfield, spend most of one day at the Zhukovsky Air Engineering Academy and mingle with top Soviet political and military leaders at the Red Army Club reception given by Soviet Defense Minister Georgi K. Zhukov.
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