A Study of Transparent Plastics for use on Aircraft, Special Report

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Various transparent organic plastics, including both commercially available and experimental materials, have been examined to determine their suitability for use as flexible windshields on aircraft, The properties which have been studied include light transmission, haziness, distortion, resistance to weathering, scratch and indentation hardness, impact strength, dimensional stability, resistance to water and various cleaning fluids, bursting strength at normal and low temperatures, and flammability.

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Axilrod, Benjamin M. & Kline, Gordon M. May 1, 1937.

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  • Main Title: A Study of Transparent Plastics for use on Aircraft, Special Report
  • Series Title: NACA Special Reports

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Various transparent organic plastics, including both commercially available and experimental materials, have been examined to determine their suitability for use as flexible windshields on aircraft, The properties which have been studied include light transmission, haziness, distortion, resistance to weathering, scratch and indentation hardness, impact strength, dimensional stability, resistance to water and various cleaning fluids, bursting strength at normal and low temperatures, and flammability.

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  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20090014805 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-SR-64A
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 20090014805
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc65066

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  • May 1, 1937

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Axilrod, Benjamin M. & Kline, Gordon M. A Study of Transparent Plastics for use on Aircraft, Special Report, report, May 1, 1937; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc65066/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.