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December 21, 1959

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Soviets Break Into Western Market with Mi-4s Sale

MANAGEMENT

Report Urges Accelerated Missile Effort

AIR TRANSPORT

Sounding Rocket, Satellite, Space Probe Results—table 2

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Soviets Break Into Western Market with Mi-4s Sale

Klagenfurt, Austria — Russian-built Mi-4S helicopter, first to be purchased by any Western country, is being flightchecked here before entering service in resort areas this winter. The helicopter was bought for a syndicate of Austrian and Swiss hotel operators to carry passengers from municipal airports in the two countries up to tiny clearings in the mountains.

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MANAGEMENT

Report Urges Accelerated Missile Effort

Washington—Advisory repoit to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has urged “a most strenuous effort” to accelerate development of the Air Force’s Minuteman solid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile in an effort to close the Soviet missile gap by the mid-1960s.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Sounding Rocket, Satellite, Space Probe Results—table 2

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AVIONICS

Computer Controls Resistor Production

Winston-Salem, N. C.—The nation’s first fully-automated facility for making precision-deposited carbon resistors, with the complete process being continuously monitored and controlled from a central digital computer, will go into operation here shortly at Western Electric.

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SAFETY

Debris Jams Elevator Control, Leading to Crash of Transport

(Following is a report to the British Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation by J. W. Duggan, deputy chief inspector of accidents, into the circumstances of the accident involving a Handley Page Hermes 4 G-ALDV which occurred Apr. 1, 1958, at Manor Farm, Meesden Green, England.
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AIR TRANSPORT

New Jersey Airport Plan Faces Hurdles

New York—Port of New York Authority’s proposal for a $220-million jet airport in Morris County, N. J., faces thorny political and economic hurdles before it can become a reality. The 10,000-acre, four-runway proposed airport would be located, the Port Authority said last week, on the only suitable site among 15 evaluated in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area during studies which began in 1957.

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Space Technology

Nasa Kills Vega, Adopts Usaf Agena

Rocket vehicle is canceled after capability, cost comparison of unit with Air Force space vehicle.

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Space Technology

U. S., Russian Space Efforts Compared

The U.S. has been using sounding rockets for upper air research and rocket astronomy since the close of World War II. WAC Corporal, V-2, Viking, Aerobee, Aerobee-Hi, Nike-Deacon, Nike-Cajun, Nike-Asp, and Rockoons were used. Altitudes attained were below 200 mi. for the most part.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Sectional Overhaul Approved for Cj-805

Washington — Federal Aviation Agency today approved a “sectionalized” engine overhaul system for the General Electric CJ-805-3 turbojet engine that sets a 1,600 hr. overhaul time for compressors and 900 hr. for the combustion and turbine areas of the engines.

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EDITORIAL

Returning the Triple Crown

The last month of 1959 will have a permanent glow in the history of American aviation as the period when the triple crown of world records—speed, altitude and 100 km. closed course—returned to this country from France and the Soviet Union. This feat was accomplished by Air Force and Navy pilots in four different types of combat-ready aircraft that established a truly remarkable envelope of manned aircraft performance— 1,525.9 mph. in level flight; 1,216.4 mph. around the 100 km. closed course and 103,395 ft. altitude.

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