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February 11, 1957

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Russians Criticize Stalinist Air History

AIR TRANSPORT

Crash Spurs New Bans on Flight Tests

Materials Problems Result From New Environments

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Russians Criticize Stalinist Air History

There can be no doubt that demonstration of our country’s priority with regard to various inventions and advancements is of considerable importance. Motivated by the interests of scientific truth and noble patriotic impulses, Soviet historians have eliminated many fabrications which sought to deprecate the invaluable contributions of our country’s inventors and scientists to Russian and world culture.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Crash Spurs New Bans on Flight Tests

Washington—New regulations prohibiting flight tests over metropolitan areas were ordered into effect last week by the Civil Aeronautics Board. Moving on a crash basis, the CAB took action as congressional pressure mounted for rules that would bring a halt to air tragedies such as the mid-air collision between a Northrop F-89J and a Douglas DC-7B transport near Van Nuys, Calif., on Jan. 31.
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Materials Problems Result From New Environments

New York—Three new operational environments now being simultaneously imposed on military aircraft are creating a series of serious materials dilemmas. Aerodynamic heating — Sun-surface temperatures of 10,000F associated with missile reentry into the earth’s atmosphere are already in sight.

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Canadair’s Cl-28 Designed for Range, Endurance

Montreal—Canadair Ltd.’s CL-28 maritime reconnaissance airplane—now officially named the Argus—represents no fundamental break with the Bristol Britannia from which it was derived, but a vast job of detail engineering to produce a livable combat airplane.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Naca Says Loss of Scientists Threatens U.s. Lead

Washington — National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics is making its strongest appeal yet for Congress to help stop the loss of top research scientists and engineers—a loss that threatens the “leadership in aeronautical science and American supremacy in the air,” according to Chairman Jerome C. Hunsaker.

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Letters

NACA Wage Squeeze I am prompted by your editorial of Jan. 21 on the NACA budget to comment on a difficulty with which the NACA is saddled, one no less basic than that of the budget. In the competition for talent the NACA and other governmental laboratories are hamstrung by the Civil Service salary schedule.
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EDITORIAL

The Senate Airpower Report

Report of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on the Air Force comes as an anti-climax to the 1,863 page record containing a million words of testimony under oath by the nation’s top military and civilian leaders. Although considerable effort was made to keep the committee’s work from becoming a purely political instrument, these efforts fell short of their goal.

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

New Look at Airpower The aircraft industry is in for another investigation, this one by a special Senate task force that will look into the programs of the three services on aircraft procurement, maintenance, operations, training and training facilities.

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HUMAN FACTORS

Usaf Reports Rearward Seating Safer

An Air Force study, covering all USAF transport aircraft involved in accidents over a two-and-a-half-year period, shows that injuries to those facing forward were seven times greater than received bv those facing to the rear. Preliminary data covering injuries in relation to seating on transport aircraft was presented at the annual meeting of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences by Col. H. G. Mosely, chief of the USAF’s Aero Medical Safety Division, Directorate of Flight Safety Research.

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MANAGEMENT

Vinson Supports Fy 1958 Budget

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