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July 8, 1968

Aeronautical Engineering

V/stol Push Requiring Tunnel Advances

Special Report—Air War in Vietnam:

North Viets Intensify Combat Capabilities

French Strike Report

French Seen Acting to Bolster Economy

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Aeronautical Engineering

V/stol Push Requiring Tunnel Advances

Los Angeles-Critical need to understand aerodynamic transitions between vertical and horizontal flight is forcing major revisions in wind tunnel testing of vertical and short takeoff and landing aircraft (V/STOL). The recognition of specific V/STOL testing needs has resulted in changes to some of the existing slow-speed tunnels.

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Special Report—Air War in Vietnam:

North Viets Intensify Combat Capabilities

Communists expand ground control intercept net, accelerate military resupply effort to south in hopes for quick victory

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French Strike Report

French Seen Acting to Bolster Economy

Aerospace industry, defense officials set to review programs that must be cut or stretched out; 1969 budget being revised

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Avionics

Mariner Data Rate Rising 2,000-foid

Philadelphia-The two 1969 Mariner spacecraft, to be launched early next year, are expected to be able to transmit back scientific data during the Mars encounter at a rate which is up to 2,000 times greater than Mariner 4, launched Nov.28, 1964.

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Avionics

V/stol Speed Differences Pose Problem

Atlantic City, N. J.-Present operational procedures for terminal area traffic control can accommodate V/STOL aircraft, but computer assistance in aircraft spacing would produce a more efficient operation, a Federal Aviation Administration dynamic simulation study indicates.

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Air Transport

Dip Seen in Atlantic Traffic Growth Rate

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Air Transport

Senate Unit Passes Inclusive Tour Bill

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Air Transport

C-5a Meets Milestone with 1 Hr., 34 Min. First Flight

Marietta, Ga.-First flight of the USAF/ Lockheed C-5A met the program milestone date of June 30 after four days of taxi tests and corrections of malfunctions that ordinarily occur in new aircraft preflight checkout. The military giant jet transport took off at a gross weight of 490,000 lb., after a roll of about 4,500 ft.

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Air Transport

Pacific Awards May Spur Mergers Among Trunklines

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Editorial

The Character of Aerospace

Many investment house reports have characterized firms engaging in aerospace research and development, and production activities as a “growth industry.” These reports have generally portrayed it as a sophisticated supplier of technology for the U.S., as the “cutting edge of technology.”
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