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May 22, 1967

War in Vietnam

Viet-generated Advances Reach Theater

War in Vietnam

Usaf Expands Vietnam Repair Capability

Space Technology

'space Mac' Urged for Launch Economy

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War in Vietnam

Viet-generated Advances Reach Theater

But many problems still need industry solutions in such fields as reconnaissance, illumination, ordnance and countermeasures

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War in Vietnam

Usaf Expands Vietnam Repair Capability

Aircraft maintenance plus its supply chain increased 100-fold as main operating base concept yields to in-theater emphasis

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Space Technology

'space Mac' Urged for Launch Economy

Palo Alto, Calif.—Military Airlift Command-type space launch organization and a reusable space station resupply vehicle were suggested as economy measures here recently at a conference devoted to low-cost orbital transportation. The “Space MAC” was suggested by Brig. Gen. David V. Miller, vice commander of USAF’s Space Systems Div., at the Space Technology Conference sponsored jointly by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the British, French, German and Italian rocket societies.

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War in Vietnam

F-105 Modified for Vietnam Role

Republic Thunderchief is assigned brunt of effort in north; additional field fixes planned by Air Force to trim losses

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Avionics

Traffic Control of Advanced Sst Studied

NASA electronics center to seek Fiscal 1968 proposals for subsystem development; seven major areas of concern cited

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Air Transport

Economic Gains Forecast for Sst

Balance of payments potential of $32 billion seen possible; passenger fares to approximate present subsonic tariff level

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Air Transport

Freight Rate Cuts Seen Aiding Industry

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Aeronautical Engineering

Separators Tested to Cut Engine Erosion

Air-cleaner devices developed to reduce helicopter damage; Sikorsky meets ‘quick response’ deadline with cyclone unit

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Management

New Aerospace Products

Trailer handles loads up to 3,000 lb. on small airfields and temporary bases not supplied with ground handling equipment. Basic trailer is a kit of six parts, which can be quickly assembled into a vehicle with either high or low ground clearance to suit prevailing conditions.
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Editorial

Technology-gap Debate

. . . I want to discuss a difficult point . . . the socalled “technological plateau.” I occasionally hear the argument that we have reached, or have somehow accidentally been trapped in, or have decided to remain on, a “technological plateau.”
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