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UNTIL 1957, Mr C. S. Cockercll had been working unsponsored on the possibilities of vehicles, capable of travelling over land and water, supported on a pressurized cushion of air, and to these vehicles he gave the name Hovercraft. The Ministry of Supply at that time commissioned a programme of...
WE do not need to be reminded of the increasing importance of the electrical system in the modern aeroplane, either from the point of view of efficient operation of the aircraft or from the point of view of reliability and safety.
This paper considers the calculation of moments of area of aerofoil sections. Formulae have been developed for the calculation on an electronic digital computer of the area, centre of area and principal second moments of area of aerofoil sections with contours composed of circular arcs and...
WITH the widespread introduction of turboprop and turbojet aircraft, fuel suppliers have been presented with many new problems, not the least important of which is how to keep the fuel clean and free from contaminants.
PHOTOGRAPHIC details of various aircraft and missiles recently released in conjunction with the Soviet air show at Tushino Airport on July 9, 1961, has provided a basis for the start of an evaluation of Soviet airtoair rocket weapons. These pictorial data, coupled with Russian textbooks, as well...
THE keynote of the Probe and Drogue system is the ease with which aircraft of a wide variety of types can be converted from their normal role to that of aerial tankers by the use of a tanker pack. The receiver aircraft makes use of a simple permanentlyinstalled probe of almost negligible weight...
The structural analysis and design of the Douglas Aircraft SIV second stage of the C1 configuration of the Saturn space exploration vehicle arc discussed the SIV employs four Pratt & Whitney LR119 engines burning liquid hydrogen. Design criteria, structural analysis, manufacturing considerations...
THE need to reduce the size and weight of airborne equipment has always been of paramount importance and becomes more pressing with each successive generation of aircraft. The demands made in this respect on electronics manufacturers arc, and always have been, particularly exacting, and this is...
Motorized Steps for Aircraft Access The Sabena special branch services have now devised a motorized staircase for aircraft passengers. The first has just been brought into operation at BrusselsNational airport. These new steps are completely independent. The weight is about two and a half tons,...
English translations of Russian textbooks are always worth reading and this book, first published in Moscow by the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences in 1959, is no exception. It has been translated by the Production Engineering Research Association and is published by Butterworths in association with...
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