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September 15, 1958

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Convair 600 Structure Parallels 880’s

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

F-27 Shows Power, Short Field Capability in Evaluation

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Subsonic Snark Adds Effectiveness to Sac Forces

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Convair 600 Structure Parallels 880’s

San Diego—Going beyond today’s fail-safe standards, Convair has engineered the airframe of its high speed, medium range 600 transport to fatigue criteria which are based on the expected 15to 20-yr. first line service life of the aircraft.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

F-27 Shows Power, Short Field Capability in Evaluation

Hagerstown, Md.—Power, flight characteristics and short-field capabilities of Fairchild’s twin-turboprop F-27, coupled with its pressurization and air conditioning, make it a well-suited and economical replacement for the slow, outdated aircraft long in use with local service and feeder airlines, and industry.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Subsonic Snark Adds Effectiveness to Sac Forces

Los Angeles—Northrop SM-62A Snark intercontinental cruise missile, now entering Strategic Air Command’s inventory of combat-ready weapons, is seen by its maker as a valuable means of increasing the effectiveness of manned bombers and ballistic missiles as well as an effective strike weapon in its own right.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Soviets Push for U.S. Bilateral Invitation

Washington—Recent and continuous prodding by top Soviet officials for talks to establish a bilateral agreement with the U.S. is being interpreted by the State Department as meaning that Russia is eager to begin Moscow-New York air service but wants the U.S. to make the opening bid.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Farnborough Missiles Show Refinements, No Giant Steps

Farnborough—Second appearance of Britain’s first generation of guided missiles showed some design and production refinements made during the past year, but no surprising major technical advances. Only two completely new weapon systems—the Pye anti-tank missile and the Avro air-to-ground missile—made a first appearance.

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MANAGEMENT

Congress Expected to Override Airport Aid Veto Early Next Year

Washington—Aviation circles expect Congress to take early action next year and pass legislation authorizing a large-scale airport development program— and override a presidential veto, if necessary. Reaction to President Eisenhower’s veto of the airport development measure (AW Sept. 8, p. 41) overwhelmingly voted by the Congress was strong.

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FINANCIAL

Defense Fy ’59 Funds Total $41 Billion

Expenditures increased $1.8 billion above Fiscal ’58; obligational authority estimates hit $41 billion.

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EQUIPMENT

Support Gear Tailored to B-58 Systems

Ft. Worth—Applying the weapon system concept to the ground support problem, Convair is designing a detailed maintenance program for the B-58 which calls for development of ground support equipment specifically tailored to the bomber’s sophisticated systems.

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MANAGEMENT

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EDITORIAL

Stoned in Athens

In the twilight of Greece’s glory it became the custom for the soft and flabby citizens of Athens to stone messengers who disturbed their pleasure and complacency by bringing them news of impending danger. Events of the past few months may lead many thoughtful citizens of this land to wonder whether we are not nearing the same sort of philosophy.

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