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August 19, 1957

Trident Blends Simplicity, Performance

AVIONICS

Maser Shows Promise, Some Drawbacks

SAFETY

Pilot Flew Into Darkness, Weather Despite Ifr Ban

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Trident Blends Simplicity, Performance

Paris—Sud Aviation’s Trident mixed-powerplant interceptor is probably the simplest high-performance aircraft ever built. With component parts numbering only in the hundreds—the wing, for example, contains 33 different pieces— the Trident has excited great interest as a possible “common production” aircraft to be built by an inter-European enclave.

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AVIONICS

Maser Shows Promise, Some Drawbacks

Recent developments in atomic physics have produced an entirely new type of high frequency amplifier which holds promise of great gains in the range and performance of radar, electronic countermeasures and scatter communication systems.

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SAFETY

Pilot Flew Into Darkness, Weather Despite Ifr Ban

CAB Accident Investigation Report: Alaska Airlines Flight 701, a Stinson AT-19, N 79069, crashed during a snowstorm near Nome, Alaska, at approximately 1825 Bst.,1 Oct. 2, 1956. All five occupants were killed and the aircraft was demolished. HISTORY OF THE FLIGHT Alaska Airlines Flight 701 is a scheduled operation between Unalakleet and Nome with intermediate Alaskan stops at Shaktoolik, Haycock, Aloses Point, Golovin, White Mountain, and Council.
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Usaf Contracts

Following is a list of unclassified contracts of $2 5,000 and over as released by Air Force contracting offices: SELFRIDGE AIR FORCE BASE, Mich., Purchasing and Contracting office. G. Toccalino & Sons, 12811 Farmington Rd., Livonia, Mich., construction necessary to repair 13,300 sq. yds. of Portland concrete cement pavement in the taxiways providingaccess to runways.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERNG

C-46 Changes Begin to Meet Cab Ruling

San Antonio—Long-awaited modification of the C-46 to meet Civil Aeronautics Board requirements is finally getting under way as C-46 operators begin large scale installation of Super 46 modification kits developed for them by the Aircraft Engineering Foundation.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERNG

Army Lists Stiff Jeep Requirements

New York—Portions of the Army’s aerial jeep specifications are well beyond the current state of aerodynamic and powerplant design, several industry participants commented following award of three contracts as a result of a 21-company design competition (AW Aug. 5, p. 33).
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MANAGEMENT

Letters

AGARD Interest AGARD was extremely interested in an article which appeared on p. 325 of the June 3 issue of AVIATION WEEK. A member of our staff is about to visit Turkey, Greece and Portugal and would like to have copies of this article for distribution.
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MANAGEMENT

Usaf ’58 Procurement Cuts Near End

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BUSINESS FLYING

Historie Aircraft Bring Profit in Film

Andrews AFB, Md.—What began seven years ago as a bug for collecting historical aircraft turned into a business for Frank Tallman, part of whose $100,000 inventory was flown here for the Air Force Golden Anniversary air show. A former Columbia Broadcasting System account executive, Tallman was forced to choose between that and his airplanes when he found he hadn’t enough time for both.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Caa Says Jet Airliner Problems Ease

Second jet age planning report is issued by CAA in effort to put jet problems in proper perspective.

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