Southwest Retort, Volume 13, Number 6, February 1961 Page: 22
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Although originally designed to Zero-
launch the F-100 fighter-bomber, the big
boosters were easily adapted to the drone
assignment. In over 30 launchings there
has never been a booster malfunction.
In addition, during the original Air
Force qualification program some 45
boosters were successfully test fired at
McGregor under a wide range of tempera-
ture and climatic conditions. This is an
even more impressive record when it is
considered that not only must ignition
and thrust level be accurately predictable,
but also the direction of the thrust pro-
duced by this large rocket. The nozzle for
the M-34 used to launch the F-100 is
canted seven degrees while the KD2U
booster nozzle is canted some 26 degrees.
Careful measurement during tests has
shown that this line of thrust can be de-
pended upon within a narrow nine minutes
of angle for firing after firing. This de-
pendability of performance and line of
thrust has proven to be a "plus" factor in
the target drone launchings where there
is no pilot on board to correct for minor
deviations. Evidence of the further versa-
tility of the M-34 booster comes from
studies made by advance design engineers
at McGregor. These studies show that
with a minimum of change, the basic
booster could be adapted to Zero-launch-
ing of several advanced fighter aircraft
and the other target drone systems. Be-
cause of similarities in weight and center
of gravity between the F-100 and the
F4H, for example, the basic M-34 booster
could be used interchangeably to Zero-
launch these two aircraft.
From Texas A. & M.
DR. DONALD W. HooD presented a
paper entitled, "Organic Matter in Sea
Water; Amino Acids, Fatty Acids and
Monosaccharides from Hydrolysates," be-
fore the Geological Society of America
meetings, November 1-2. Hood was the
representative for Texas A. & M. College
to the National Water Pollution Confer-
ence held in Washington, D. C., Decem-
ber 12-14. Hood has received a new grant
from the Atomic Energy Commission for
the study of the chemistry and analysis of
Mn, Cu and Zn in sea water.
DR. ALBERT W. JACHE presented a
seminar, "Some Applications of Micro-
wave Spectroscopy," to the research group
at Monsanto, Texas City. DR. A. F. ISBELL
was invited by the research laboratories
of Cities Service, Lake Charles, La., to
give a seminar talk. His subject was "Some
New Aspects of Organo-phosphorus
The following graduate students and
members of the faculty of the Chemistry
Department attended the Southwest Re-
gional meeting of the ACS in Oklahoma
City: DRS. HENRY RAKOFF, E. A. MEY-
ERS, A. W. JACHE, H. K. ZIMMERMAN,
JR., A. F. ISBELL, C. K. HANCOCK, HANS
WEIDMANN, Mr. J. B. BECKMAN and Mr.
R. A. MCGLOTHLIN. Papers were present-
ed by Isbell, "The Preparation of Esters of
Phosphonoalkanoic Acids", Jache, "A
Study of Fluorination of Cyanogen Hal-
ides", Zingaro, "Phosphineoxide-Halogen
Complex Formation", Hancock, Meyers,
Zimmerman and Weidmann.
There have been a number of recent
publications by members of this section:
"Some New Bromine-Amine Complex-
es," R. A. ZINGARO and W. B. WITMER,
J. Inorg. Chem., Sept., 1960.
"Infrared Studies of Amine-Halogen
Interactions," R. A. ZINGARO and W. B.
WITMER, J. Phys. Chem., Nov. 1960.
"Recovery of Dissolved Organic Mat-
ter in Sea Water and Organic Sorption by
Particulate Material," R. G. BADER, DON-
ALD W. HOOD and J. B. SMITH, Geo-
chemica et Cosmochimica Acta, 19, 236,
"Structure and Amine-Water Solubil-
ity in Desalination by Solvent Extraction,"
RICHARD R. DAVIDSON and DONALD W.
HooD, J. of Chem. and Eng. Data, 5,
"Carbamino Carboxylic Acids in Photo-
synthesis," J. B. SMITH, MITSONOBU TAT-
SUMOTO and DONALD W. HOOD, Limnol-
ogy and Oceanography, 5(4), 425,
"Organic Matter in Sea Water; an
Evaluation of Various Methods for Iso-
lation," LELA M. JEFFREY and DONALD
W. HooD, J. of Marine Reasearch, 17,
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