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May 17, 1965

AIR TRANSPORT

Wide Choice of Capital Open to Trunklines

MANAGEMENT

Maintenance Problems Confront Russians

The War in Vietnam—Special Report:

Air Strikes Stir New Concern in Hanoi’s Leadership, Civil Populace

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AIR TRANSPORT

Wide Choice of Capital Open to Trunklines

Re-arrangement of airline debt structure to lengthen maturities paves way for new borrowing on jet orders.

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MANAGEMENT

Maintenance Problems Confront Russians

Introduction of more sophisticated, supersonic aircraft has strained Russian wing-level maintenance, which already is constrained by equipment, manpower and organization limitations, a U. S. analyst concludes. Urgent efforts are under way by the Soviets to improve the situation, he adds.
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The War in Vietnam—Special Report:

Air Strikes Stir New Concern in Hanoi’s Leadership, Civil Populace

Saigon—Continuing U. S.-South Vietnamese air strikes against the military and communications complex of North Vietnam are beginning to make at least a hairline dent in the morale of that country’s Communist leaders. Reports from Hanoi, particularly during the past two weeks, indicate that there is increasing concern as to just what response can, or should, be made against the continuing raids.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Use of Centaur as Saturn 1b Upper Stage to Give Nasa Significant Payload Increase

Cocoa Beach, Fla.—Addition of the General Dynamics/Convair Centaur upper stage to the present two-stage Saturn 1B launch vehicle will give National Aeronautics and Space Administration a booster with a payload capability significantly greater than the current weight estimate for the Mars/ Voyager spacecraft.

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The War in Vietnam—Special Report:

O-1f Observers Perform Major Role in Aerial Recon

Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam—U. S. Air Force planners in South Vietnam are having to revert to the primitive in their efforts to locate the Communist Viet Cong guerrilla and his stores of weapons and supplies. The reconnaissance problem in South Vietnam is acute.

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SOVIET MISSILE DISPLAY—SPECIAL REPORT AND PHOTOS

Moscow Parade Features Solid, Liquid-fuel Icbms and New Battlefield-class Missiles

Moscow—Russia last week paraded five intercontinental ballistic missiles through Red Square as part of its largest display to date of offensive missile capability. Two of the ICBMs were shown for the first time. So were two battlefieldclass missiles.

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Letters

I don’t blame Congress for being confused about the A-11 and all its designations, as reported in Washington Roundup (AW&ST May 3, p. 15), but what, pray tell, is the NE-11? I thought I knew them all. PRIVATE PILOT Washington, D. C. (The NE-11 is a designation the printer added to the list.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Moderate Physical Tolerance Curve Urged

New York—Additional confirmation of a long-standing belief among scientists that human performance deteriorates long before physiological limits are reached was reported by an Air Force experimenter here. The experimenter, John F. Wing of the Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories, Wright-Patterson AFB, recommended that a more conservative physiological tolerance curve be adopted than the one currently in use.

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MANAGEMENT

Services Draft Source Selection Guides

Washington—Air Force, Army and Navy are in the midst of drafting guidelines to implement Defense Dept.’s new directive for choosing contractors for research contracts over $25 million, and for production contracts over $100 million.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Revived P.16 Planned for Low-level Roles

Geneva—Revived Swiss P.16 direct support aircraft (AW&ST Apr. 5, p. 35) will be marketed as a counter-insurgency (COIN) attack fighter designed specifically for low-altitude operations over rough and broken terrain against ground targets.

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