July 3, 1972

Editorial

The Pilots’ Warning Shot

Aeronautical Engineering

U. S. Presses North Viet Air War

TOW in Action

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Editorial

The Pilots’ Warning Shot

The global one-day work stoppage staged last month by the International Federation of Air Line Pilots Assns. as pressure for more effective action against aerial pirates was a warning shot across the bows of all the international agencies, airlines, airports and governments that have been unduly lackadaisical in tackling the problem. It served unmistakable notice that the international airline pilots are determined to exercise strong leadership to organize and execute a campaign to eliminate this criminal safety hazard to international air commerce.

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Aeronautical Engineering

U. S. Presses North Viet Air War

Rail lines, powerplants knocked out; effort redirected to keeping supply lines cut, speeding depletion of stores

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TOW in Action

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Aeronautical Engineering

North Viet Air Defense Center Back in Service

North Vietnamese have returned their central air defense communications center at Bac Mai to service, but strikes against that airfield and others have reduced the number of operational runways. Nine major fighter bases have been hit, some as many as seven times, since the major effort to eliminate them began in late May.
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Aeronautical Engineering

House Halts Defense Fund Cut Effort

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Aeronautical Engineering

U. S. Plans Push on Site Defense

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Aeronautical Engineering

Air-to-Ground Capability Seen for F-15

St. Louis—Low wing loading and high thrust-to-weight ratio of the Air Force/McDonnell Douglas F-15 advanced air-superiority fighter will give the aircraft a “tremendous air-to-ground capability” as well, according to Maj. Gen. Benjamin N. Beilis, the project’s system program manager at USAF’s Aeronautical Systems Div.

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Aeronautical Engineering

F5E Rollout Beats Schedule; Foreign Sales Forecasts Bright

Los Angeles—Northrop F-5E International Fighter was rolled out here June 23 amid increasingly optimistic company and Air Force predictions of potential sales of the defense interceptor abroad. Northrop says it expects total sales of the F-5E Tiger 2 aircraft to at least double the 325 figure for which USAF holds options in its fixed-price incentive contract with the company.

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P-530 Radar

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Business Flying

Piper Plant Hit Hard by Flood

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