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October 28, 1957

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Sifting Begins of Lightweight Fighters

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Turbojets Are Theoretically Capable of Mach 4 Speeds

AIR TRANSPORT

Ft. Worth Prepares Airport for Jet Era

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Sifting Begins of Lightweight Fighters

Bretigny, France—SHAPE headquarters is sifting through results of the NATO light fighter competition here with the most likely outcome a recommendation to the various NATO country foreign ministries to consider one or more of the five entrants.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Turbojets Are Theoretically Capable of Mach 4 Speeds

Cleveland, Ohio—Extension of the useful speed of turbojet engines to Mach 4 will provide a much greater latitude in the design of future aircraft than has been expected. Widening the choice of powerplants will make it easier to optimize 2,600 mph. aircraft for a definite mission requiring relatively great range, or speed, or some other specific performance.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Ft. Worth Prepares Airport for Jet Era

Ft. Worth—Amon Carter Field is currently undergoing a $750,000 runway expansion program which is one of the final touches needed to prepare the airport for airline jet operations. Current expansion is expected to give Carter Field all the runway it will need for turbine operations and keep it prepared for its role as a centrally located airport in a rapidly expanding metropolitan complex that includes both Dallas and Ft. Worth.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Summer Atlantic Traffic Continues Gain

Tourist passengers total 369,000, accounting for most of record 21% June/September increase.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Congressmen Fear Second Soviet 'first'

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EDITORIAL

Intelligence Without Leadership

Intelligence on the capability and intentions of any potential enemy is a vital ingredient in the formula for survival in a troubled world. In the past, there has been a good deal of justified criticism of the U. S. effort in the military and political intelligence field, but there has been major improvement on this score during the past decade.

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AIR TRANSPORT

New Bilateral Spurs Mexican Economy

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EQUIPMENT

Camera Ready to Track Soviet Satellite

South Pasadena, Calif.—First of 12 tracking cameras intended as part of the satellite tracking network in IGY Project Vanguard has been hurried into service in the backyard of its assembly plant here to track the first Russian satellite.

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Usaf Research Cuts Are Deep; Cambridge, Rome, Osr Hard Hit

Washington—USAF research and development programs are being severely crippled by spending ceilings plus the shift from obligation to expenditure financing, in spite of official assurances that cuts will not exceed 8% and are not being administered across the board.
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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Speculation as to what new technological achievements the Soviet Union will announce on Nov. 7, 40th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution, is led by a guess that they will say they have flown an atomic aircraft. Other bets are announcement that they have shot a rocket to the moon, even though some conditions for such a launching will not be favorable at that time, launching of a second and larger satellite; great display of a missile-armed, streamlined attack force in Moscow.

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