November 19, 1962

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Lycoming Plans to Develop Family of Gas Turbines for Aircraft, Industrial Uses

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Nasa Stresses Conventional Alloy Use for Supersonic Transport Skin

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Vestibular Screening of Astronauts Urged

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Lycoming Plans to Develop Family of Gas Turbines for Aircraft, Industrial Uses

Stratford, Conn.—Lycoming Division of Avco Corp. is developing its T53/T55 gas turbine series to increased ratings and expanded applications hopefully carrying a future price tag of $25 per horsepower. The division plans to stay with the “small” gas turbines, which range up to either 5,000 hp. or 5,000 lb. thrust and to develop in that range a family of engines for civil and military aircraft, industrial and marine powerplants.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Nasa Stresses Conventional Alloy Use for Supersonic Transport Skin

New York—Heat and stress forces anticipated on the skin of the proposed U. S. supersonic transport will have to be met with conventional alloys, since testing requirements of more exotic metals cannot be met in the projected time schedule.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Vestibular Screening of Astronauts Urged

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

University Space Support Role Expands

Chicago—Dependence on universities to provide manpower and fundamental research for the U. S. space program is shaping a new relationship between the government and colleges, according to Dr. George Wells Beadle, president of the University of Chicago.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Meta Sokol Shows Ruggedness, Stability

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AVIONICS

Mmrbm Guidance Techniques Described

Techniques which may be used for mobile medium-range ballistic missile (MMRBM) guidance and to determine the position of its transporter-erector vehicle at launch were described recently by engineers from General Precision’s Aerospace Group, which holds the contract for program definition phase on the Air Force MMRBM.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

India Seeking Stronger Defense Industry

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AIR TRANSPORT

Air Cargo Standardization Program Urged

Atlanta—Airlines seeking to standardize their cargo operations cooperatively in the interest of better service for shippers are adopting as guidelines the Air Force’s 463L system and techniques compatible with trucking firms. The 463L Materials Handling Support System (AW June 11, p. 56) is a strong influence, since it is a ready example of standardization in the vital areas of cargo aircraft design, palletization and ground handling techniques.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

C-l35s Flying Indian Airlift Show Usaf’s Quick-reaction Capability

Calcutta—Emergency U.S. Air Force Boeing C-135 jet flights of light infantry weapons, ammunition and communications systems into India provided concrete evidence to the Soviet Union and Communist China that USAF airlift reaction time to a crisis, once woefully inadequate, is at least improving.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

New Aerospace Products

Lightweight Cooling Fan Cooling fan for electronic applications weighs 1.5 lb. and delivers 270 cu. ft. of air per minute at free delivery. Fan is 7 in. in diameter and 2 7/16 in. thick, making it suitable for mounting in any instrument panel, the manufacturer says.
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