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THROUGH the enterprise of the Research and Technical Publications Section of the Ministry of Aircraft Production, to whom our thanks and acknowledgments are due, we are enabled in this issue to publish a translation from Luflwissen of a summary of investigations made in Germany on the materials...
Since the outbreak of war, a number of enemy aircraft have fallen into German hands, either shot down, forced to land, or captured in occupied territory. Thus, in addition to the aircraft, their armament and equipment, various types of engines of the enemy PowersEnglish, French and American have...
REVIEWED BY C. WHITTINGHAM To write a book dealing adequately with the whole subject of vibration, demands either a volume of tremendous proportion or great discernment in the subject matter. Den Hartog's second edition shows a good deal of the latter, while 448 pages cannot be called a book of...
IN the design of long range aircraft, the high percentage weight of fuel carried lias always tended to necessitate the provision of a system by means of which this fuel could be rapidly jettisoned, in the event of forced landing or continued flight on partial power. The provision of such a...
THE Stirling is the first of the new British heavy bombers, mentioned by Sir Archibald Sinclair, of which any details have been released. It is a very large aeroplane, carrying an exceptional bomb load, and bears a distinct resemblance to the Short flying boats. The main plane and tail unit have...
WHERE machinery and plant is sold, usually on the terms that the seller is to carry out the work of installation, difficult questions have arisen, under both the War Risks Insurance Act 1939 and the War Damage Act 1941, as to the extent of the obligations imposed on the sellers with regard to...
THE Bristol Beaufort Type 152 is a twinengined, midwing monoplane designed to carry out the duties of combined bomber, general reconnaissance, torpedo bomber, and general purpose landplane.
IN airframes of allmetal construction an exceedingly important part is played by the riveting e.g. no fewer than 250,000 rivets arc needed for the construction of a FockeWulf Condor. It will be understood therefore why, with the increasing demands being made on the rate of aircraft production,...
THE considerations involved in the successful machining of aluminium and its alloys have sprung into particular prominence during the last year or so with the greatly increased use of these materials under the armaments expansion programme. Numerous firms who have hitherto confined their...
IT is no exaggeration to say that jigs are largely responsible for the production of automobiles at a price within the reach of persons who normally would never have entered the field of motoring. And aeroplanes in presentday quantities.EDITOR
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