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20-MM aircraft gun matériel M1 and M2.

Description: "In addition to a description of the 20-mm aircraft gun matériel M1 and M2, this manual contains technical information required for the identification, use, and care of the matériel."
Date: April 2, 1942
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book

Aerodynamic Heat-Power Engine Operating on a Closed Cycle

Description: Hot-air engines with dynamic compressors and turbines offer new prospects of success through utilization of units of high efficiencies and through the employment of modern materials of great strength at high temperature. Particular consideration is given to an aerodynamic prime mover operating on a closed circuit and heated externally. Increase of the pressure level of the circulating air permits a great increase of limit load of the unit. This also affords a possibility of regulation for which the internal efficiency of the unit changes but slightly. The effect of pressure and temperature losses is investigated. A general discussion is given of the experimental installation operating at the Escher Wyss plant in Zurich for a considerable time at high temperatures.
Date: November 1942
Creator: Ackeret, J. & Keller, D. C.
Item Type: Report

Aerodynamics of the Fuselage

Description: The present report deals with a number of problems, particularly with the interaction of the fuselage with the wing and tail, on the basis of simple calculating method's derived from greatly idealized concepts. For the fuselage alone it affords, in variance with potential theory, a certain frictional lift in yawed flow, which, similar to the lift of a wing of small aspect ratio, is no longer linearly related to the angle of attack. Nevertheless there exists for this frictional lift something like a neutral stability point the position of which on oblong fuselages appears to be associated with the lift increase of the fuselage in proximity to the zero lift, according to the present experiments. The Pitching moments of the fuselage can be determined with comparatively great reliability so far as the flow conditions in the neighborhood of the axis of the fuselage can be approximated if the fuselage were absent, which, in general, is not very difficult. For the unstable contribution of the fuselage to the static longitudinal stability of the airplane it affords comparatively simple formulas, the evaluation of which offers little difficulty. On the engine nacelles there is, in addition a very substantial wing moment contribution induced by the nonuniform distribution of the transverse displacement flow of the nacelle along the wing chord; this also can be represented by a simple formula. A check on a large number of dissimilar aircraft types regarding the unstable fuselage and nacelle moments disclosed an agreement with the wind-tunnel tests, which should be sufficient for practical requirements. The errors remained throughout within the scope of instrumental accuracy.
Date: December 1942
Creator: Multhopp, H.
Item Type: Report

Aircraft hardware and materials.

Description: Describes the types of "materials and hardware used in aircraft construction and repair."
Date: June 11, 1942
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book

Aircraft radio shop practice.

Description: Discusses maintenance and repair of the component parts of aircraft radio equipment, and the correct use of tools.
Date: May 1, 1942
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book

Aircraft woodwork.

Description: Discusses woodworking in aircraft manufacturing in general, and in detail the characteristics of wood, the glue and hardware necessary, hand tools and machines, as well as repair of the aircraft.
Date: December 22, 1942
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book

America's answer! : production.

Description: Drawing of a gloved hand holding a gray wrench, turning the "o" in the word "production" which is shaped like a bolt.
Date: 1942
Creator: Carlu, Jean.
Item Type: Poster

Analyses of West Virginia Coals

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies of West Virginia coal fields. Characteristics of coals and mines are discussed. This paper includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: 1942
Creator: Price, Paul H.; Heck, E. T.; Fieldner, Arno Carl; Toenges, Albert L.; Anderson, R. L.; Snyder, N. H. et al.
Item Type: Report

Analytical theory of the Campini propulsion system

Description: Following the description of the new propulsion system and the definition of the propulsive efficiency, this efficiency is calculated under various conditions of flight with allowance for all internal losses. The efficiency and consumption curves are plotted, their practical values discussed and the behavior of the system analyzed at various altitudes and speeds. The immediate possibilities of the new system in flight at high and very high altitudes in relation to the theoretical and experimental results are discussed in detail.
Date: March 1, 1942
Creator: Campini, S
Item Type: Report

Annual Report of the Explosives Division, Fiscal Year 1942

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the annual report of work conducted by the Explosives Division during the fiscal year of 1942. Descriptions of testing projects and operations are presented. This report includes tables, graphs, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: December 1942
Creator: Huff, Wilbert James
Item Type: Report

Annual Report of the Mining Division, Fiscal Year 1942

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the annual work conducted by the Mining Division during 1942. Descriptions of projects and operations during the fiscal year are listed. This report contains tables, and photographs.
Date: October 1942
Creator: Jackson, Charles F.
Item Type: Report

Antimony Deposits of the Stampede Creek Area, Kantishna District, Alaska

Description: From abstract: The Stampede Creek area lies about 120 miles southwest of Fairbanks, Alaska. It is most readily accessible by air during the summer and by tractor road during the winter. Since 1936 approximately 2,400 tons of shipping-grade antimony ore and concentrates, containing about 1,300 tons of metallic antimony, have been produced at the Stampede mine. The mine was closed down in the spring of 1941, principally because of the high cost of transportation. The area is underlain largely by metamorphosed rocks of the Birch Creek schist. The schist has been warped and crumpled into many broad, open folds which strike northeast and also plunge to the northeast. The Stampede mine is in the schistose quartzite member of the Birch Creek schist.
Date: 1942
Creator: White, Donald Edward
Item Type: Report