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November 2, 1959

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Cl-44d Seeks to Tap All-cargo Market

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Controllable Re-entry Techniques Probed

EQUIPMENT

Hound Dog Support Tailored for Weapon

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Cl-44d Seeks to Tap All-cargo Market

Montreal—Tailored to the cargo market, both international and domestic, the swing-tail version of Canadair’s long-range, multi-turbine-powered CL-44D-4 is geared to the rapid movement of freight, via straight-in loading, at a minimum ton-mile cost.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Controllable Re-entry Techniques Probed

Langley Field, Va.—Three principal categories of re-entry vehicles with six primary types of configurations are under consideration by National Aeronautics and Space Administration at its Ames and Langley research centers. Ultimate usefulness of each of these vehicles depends upon the further development of high temperature materials, but NASA engineers generally agree with those in industrv who believe that it has been possible for at least the past two years to build controllable winged vehicles that can maneuver well and extensively as they re-enter the atmosphere.

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EQUIPMENT

Hound Dog Support Tailored for Weapon

Los Angeles—Ground support equipment for North American Aviation’s Hound Dog missile is designed around a modular concept and was developed from the beginning to fit operational needs. Cost of the ground support equipment for the GAM-77 Hound Dog air-to-surface missile will amount to about 20% of the weapon system with up to 70% of the total system cost for some other missiles, E. B. Price, chief of the Support Equipment Section of North American’s Missile Division, told a recent Society of Automotive Engineers National Aeronautic Meeting here.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Piper Unveils Aztec as 1960 Sales Spur

Williamsport, Pa.—Highlighting the rapid growth of business flying, Piper Aircraft Co., at its International Distributor Conference, forecast a total market of $265 million for 1965, of which the Lock Haven, Pa., company has set a goal of 45%, or about $119 million.
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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Defense Group Evaluates Zeus Potential

Washington—Defense Department decision on whether to seek an extra billion dollars in Fiscal 1961 to begin production of the Nike Zeus antimissile missile will largely depend upon the results of a year-long technical evaluation scheduled to go to Defense Secretary Neil McElroy within the next few weeks.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Iata Airlines Gird for Passenger Battle

Fringe benefits designed to lure traffic may be first result of international open-rate fare structure.

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Space Technology

Soviet Probe Pioneers New Techniques

Complex flight tactics employed as Soviet vehicle photographs moon’s far side, transmits results.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Liquid Engines Upgrade Sparrow, Bullpup

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AIR TRANSPORT

U. S. Jets Set Service, Reliability Records

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AVIONICS

Component Firm Develops Microcircuitry

Philadelphia — Microcircuitry with component densities of several million per cubic foot, using deposited thin-film resistors, capacitors and conductors, has been developed here by International Resistance Corp. (IRC). The company has produced a number of half flip-flop circuits, each consisting of three resistors, two capacitors, three diodes and one transistor with associated interconnections, on a thin glass substrate measuring only ⅝ in. square.

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