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February 24, 1958

SAFETY

Crash Probe Finds Improper Tab Setting

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Usaf, Army Wage Battle for Control of Missile Defense Systems

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Radical Configurations May Find Role in Push Toward Space Flight

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SAFETY

Crash Probe Finds Improper Tab Setting

A Lockheed Lodestar, model 18-56, owned by the C. R. Vose Co., crashed, exploded and burned at 06421 July 10, 1957, during takeoff at the King Salmon, Alaska, Airport. All occupants, two crew members and four passengers, were killed. The aircraft was destroyed.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Usaf, Army Wage Battle for Control of Missile Defense Systems

Competition between Army and Air Force over which service is to develop and operate U.S. missile defense systems is growing steadily more intense. Army is fighting for operational responsibility for the Nike-Zeus antimissile missile system which it has been assigned to develop.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Radical Configurations May Find Role in Push Toward Space Flight

New York—Wedge shaped fuselages and biplane and triplane wing arrangements may be used at hypersonic speeds, as those that might be attained in re-entry from space, to raise lift-drag ratios to acceptable values. Drag of interfering supersonic flow fields, which can be countered up to Adach 2 by the area rule, becomes so critical in hypersonic flight that radical departures from current aircraft shapes may become necessary.

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EQUIPMENT

Army Tests Automatic Vehicle Air Drop

Detroit—Automatic pushbutton-operated system of parachuting Army vehicles weighing up to 10 tons quickly and safely from cargo planes to battlefield areas will soon go into operational suitability testing. All engineering testting, conducted in three phases, has been successfully completed.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Caa Wins Battle for Airspace Control

New office is created to allocate airspace as climax of bitter civil-military dispute; Quarles letter a key.

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EQUIPMENT

New Aviation Products

Photo-recording paper that supplies data on in-flight missiles up to 10 sec. after contact, has been developed for use in conjunction with new specialtype moving-mirror galvanometer oscillographs at trace velocities ranging from 0 to 3,000 cps.
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MANAGEMENT

More Missile Submarines Asked to Combat Soviet Icbm Threat

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Committee has scheduled Feb. 26 for a showdown with the Administration over the future of the nuclear-powered aircraft program. The already much-studied program is now being studied by Dr. James Killian, Presidential science adviser.

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Space Technology

Usaf Studies High-thrust Space Engine

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A Message From the Publisher

Our 1958 Program

This year the aviation industry will face the most challenging problems of its modern history. These problems include a technical revolution of tremendous magnitude as man begins in earnest his exploration of outer space plus complex political and economic issues.

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