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September 14, 1959

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Vanguard Demonstrates Single Engine Flight Traits

MANAGEMENT

House Unit Urges Usaf-army Merger

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Scientist Doubts Space Telescope Value

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Vanguard Demonstrates Single Engine Flight Traits

Weybridge, England—Speed and power capabilities—including flight on one engine—of the short-to-mediumrange Vickers Vanguard were evidenced during AVIATION WEEK evaluation of Type 9 51, still in its flight test program. Certification of the four-engine turbo-prop by the British Air Registration Board is expected by spring of 1960.

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MANAGEMENT

House Unit Urges Usaf-army Merger

Washington — House Government Operations Committee, after seven months of study and hearings on missile management, has recommended merger of the Army and Air Force as the most practical way to improve a defense effort “so large and complex as to be almost unmanageable or at least to yield to no unique organizational solution.”

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Scientist Doubts Space Telescope Value

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AIR TRANSPORT

‘cooler’ Fuel May Add Range, Cut Smoke

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Honeycomb May Have Space Vehicle Uses

San Diego—Inflatable structures strong enough to serve as wings for a glide re-entry vehicle, yet light enough to be borne into space in a collapsed state by booster rockets, may be built of honeycomb sandwich, say metallurgists of Solar Aircraft Co. here.

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MANAGEMENT

Industry Warned to Cut Costs, Overhead

USAF procurement officials plan closer scrutiny of contracts; foresee decline in airframe firms.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Avro Designs 748 to Sell at $476,000

Manchester—Avro 748 40-seat feeder aircraft made by A. V. Roe, Ltd. of Hawker Siddeley Aviation, Ltd., is being offered fully trimmed without radio for $476,000. To reach this low cost, design, development and tooling costs have been reduced by the following means:

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Aerobatic Rivalry Highlights Farnborough

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SPACE TECH NOLOGY

Meteroid Danger May Be Overestimated

London—Metal skins of spaceships may last 100 times as long as previously supposed because the cratering effect of meteroids striking at very high velocities has been overestimated, R. J. Bjork of Rand Corp. told the 10th International Astronautical Congress here.

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AVIONICS

Army Studies New Vtol Instrumentation

Dallas—Development of helicopter and vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft into major weapon systems providing the capability of completely airmobile units is a vital U. S. Army requirement to match a rapidly growing Soviet army threat in this area, according to Brig.

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