June 15, 1959

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Lockheed Pushes European C-130 Plan

AVIONICS

Sferics System May Track Tornadoes

AIR TRANSPORT

Chicago Helicopter Buys Turbine S-61s

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Lockheed Pushes European C-130 Plan

Paris — Lockheed Aircraft Corp.’s Georgia Division is pushing hard to sell a new scheme for production of the Hercules C-130A turboprop transport in Europe. The turboprop transport is featured here at the Salon International d’Aeronautique as part of the company’s sale.

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AVIONICS

Sferics System May Track Tornadoes

Severe storms and squall lines occurring anywhere in the United States may be detected and tracked by means of a locating system that receives the radio signals generated by lightning strokes—called “sferics”—and plots their geographical position by triangulation.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Chicago Helicopter Buys Turbine S-61s

Midway Airport, Chicago—Chicago Helicopter Airways is announcing today that it has signed an agreement with Sikorsky Aircraft Division of United Aircraft Corp. for the purchase of three turbine-powered S-61 helicopters. The order, first predicted by AVIATION WEEK (AW June 1, p. 51), calls for delivery of the three-engine aircraft in early 1961.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Air Force Tightens Contract Procedures

Additional auditors employed; plan to notarize cost statements approved in wake of GAO report.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

N-156f Embodies Frontal Attack Concept

Hawthorne, Calif.—Projected capabilities of air-to-air missiles to mount effective forward hemisphere attacks are basic tenets of N-l56F weapon system recently rolled out by the Norair Division of Northrop Corp. (AW June 8, P29).

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Space Technology

Nasa Plans Telescope-bearing Satellite

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EDITORIAL

Anp's Political Pitfalls

The nuclear-powered plane, despite its advanced technical status, has been with us for over a dozen years now and has been the object of intense interest and support by the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy of the Congress. . . . By 1953, the direct cycle propulsion system had been developed to a point where the Air Force proposed to try it out in a flying testbed, utilizing a modification of the B-36 bomber.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Continental Streamlines Jet Ticket Plan

‘Train-conductor’ plan for in-flight collection and sale is adopted to handle traffic volume.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

AMC Contracts

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio—Following is a list of unclassified contracts for $25,000 and over as released by the Air Materiel Command: Crosley Division, Avco Manufacturing Corp., Cincinnati, Ohio, 48 ea., radio receivingsets, type AN/ARW-62, and 21 ea., radio modulators, MD-131, for use on XGAM-72, YGAM-72 and XGAM-77 missiles, (PR’s PE-9-1 6A-4308, EC-9-16A-4345 and EC-9-16A-4382), $130,000.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Missile Fuel Sloshing Simulated

San Antonio—Simulation technique for examining fuel sloshing characteristics of liquid rocket missile fuel tanks has been developed here by the Southwest Research Institute. Developed for the Army Ballistic Missile Agency, the simulator will be used as a research tool to examine fuel sloshing phenomena and problems.

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