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February 2, 1959

SAFETY

T-33 Pilot Blamed in Viscount Collision

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Navy, Us Af Spur High Heat Metals Tests

AVIONICS

Improving Image Aids Reconnaissance

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SAFETY

T-33 Pilot Blamed in Viscount Collision

On May 20, 1958, about 11291 EDT, a Capital Airlines Viscount, N 7410, and a Maryland Air National Guard T-33, 35966, collided in the air about four miles eastnortheast of Brunswick, Md. Seven passengers and the crew of four aboard the Viscount were killed.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Navy, Us Af Spur High Heat Metals Tests

New York—Spearheaded by the Navy’s Bureau of Aeronautics and the Air Force’s Wright Air Development Center, the military’s multipronged attack on the development of high temperature materials for future aircraft and missiles is gaining momentum and concrete objectives.

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AVIONICS

Improving Image Aids Reconnaissance

Clifton, N. J.—All reconnaissance satellites seeking to gather data on ground installations or earth cloud cover by means of optical image detecting systems will be limited by the three fundamental considerations of earth radiance, atmospheric optics, and optical resolution limits.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Supersonic Transport May Aim at Mach 3

Aircraft price estimated at $20 million; development phase probably will skip Mach 2, IAS members told.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Sikorsky Broadens Its Vtol Research

Stratford, Conn.—Sikorsky Aircraft, in a major step toward developments, other than the true helicopter, has established a new research group to delve into advanced systems of VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) flight, in addition to rotary wing improvement.

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Space Technology

Scientists Survey Future Space Potential

Washington—Communications satellites which relay voice and television over intercontinental distances, weather reconnaissance satellites which greatly improve the accuracy of long-range weather forecasts and military reconnaissance and early warning satellites may prove the most significant products of the next decade’s advances in space technology.

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Letters

In the Jan. 5 issue of AVIATION WEEK on p. 20 there was an article entitled, “Soviet ICBM Plans Discussed.” The article indicated that several theories have been propounded concerning why Mr. Khrushchev and the Russians picked 8,700 mi. as the range of their long-range ICBM [intercontinental ballistic missile].
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AVIONICS

Icao Will Try to Settle Navaid Dispute

New York—The U. S.-British conflict over which short range navigational aids are to be adopted as standards by the International Civil Aviation Organization for world-wide implementation will be decided at a special ICAO meeting that begins next week in Montreal.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Operators Air Complaints on Competition

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EDITORIAL

The Familiar Mixture

The Fiscal 1960 defense budget is the familiar mixture found in similar budgets of the past four years. It is not adequate to meet the current and future defense requirements of this nation nor adequate to regain or maintain a clear cut margin of significant superiority in the technological race with the Soviet Union.

January 261959 February 91959