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March 24, 1958

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

All-swedish J35 Aims at Mach 2 Speeds

BUSINESS FLYING

Gearing Sparks Cessna 175 Performance

AIR TRANSPORT

Soviet Stand May Block Aeroflot Growth

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

All-swedish J35 Aims at Mach 2 Speeds

Linköping, Sweden—First production Saab J35 Draken all-weather fighter has been delivered to the Royal Swedish Air Force. In a year, first squadrons of the supersonic single-seater are expected to become operational, replacing the Saab J29 “Flying Barrels” now constituting the majority of Sweden’s combat air force.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Gearing Sparks Cessna 175 Performance

New York—Power and efficiency, sparked by its six-cylinder, 175 hp. Continental GO-300-A geared engine, mark Cessna’s sixth and newest addition to its business line: the single-engine, all-metal, four-place Model 175. Power-geared engine, with .75 to 1 gear ratio, generates 3,200 rpm. at takeoff.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Soviet Stand May Block Aeroflot Growth

Russia’s refusal to reciprocal exchanges could bar New York route; threatens British bilateral pact.

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Space Technology

Explorer Nose Cone Temperatures Fall Into Normal Earth Ranges

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AVIONICS

Usaf Seeks Weapon Environment Data

Air Force weapon systems of the future will have to live and fight at altitudes varying from the present operational ceiling of about 75,000 ft. to interplanetary space itself. Natural and induced environmental conditions encountered at these altitudes, called hyper environments, are being studied for USAF by Radio Corp. of America to assure suitability of future weapon systems through analysis of available knowledge and development of simulation techniques for integrated testing of subsystems, equipment and components.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Navy Details Needs for Space Mission

Washington—Navy believes it needs to go to space with both manned and unmanned vehicles to do an effective job on the sea. It hopes to go there as part of a national program involving all three military services. Primary and most immediate areas in which Navy says it has space requirements are in the fields of reconnaissance, communications relay and all-weather navigation.

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Letters

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MANAGEMENT

Engineer Recruiting Drive Gains Steam

Top-level, experienced technicians offered posts, but demand is off for graduates, junior engineers.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Florida Traffic Recovering From Slump

New York—Airlines serving normally lush Florida routes are hoping to recoup at least some of the business lost during a disappointing beginning of their peak winter season. Unusually cold weather in the resort area hit Florida hard, but bookings have picked up during the past few weeks and airline traffic now is running ahead of last year’s.

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MANAGEMENT

Washington Roundup

House Government Information Subcommittee headed by Rep. John Moss (D.-Calif.) is looking into the secrecy surrounding the rapidly expanding office under Dr. James Killian, the President’s scientific adviser. Approximately 20 advisory panels reportedly have been named to pass on key defense and technical programs, such as the nuclear aircraft program, the anti-missile missile program, etc.

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