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Military Aircraft of the World

Military Aircraft of the World

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{detailed description}Publisher's Note
In reissuing this study of modern military aircraft, the publishers are responding to a demand which followed its original appearance in Flight of April 4th. Air power is a key factor in the world situation today, and it is felt that this review will be of value to a wide public, as well as to those readers interested in the more technical aspects.
In no field of endeavour is week-to-week progress more apparent than in that of military aviation, and since the date of first publication a number of significant events have been recorded in the pages of Flight. Thus, on April 15th the massive Boeing YB-52 jet bomber was airborne for 2 hr 51 min on its maiden flight, and only four days later its rival for important U.S.A.F. orders-the Convair YB-60 -likewise took the air for the first time, remaining aloft for 1 hr 7 min. More recently, photographs have been released of the B-47B (the basic design of which is followed in the YB-52) carrying what are claimed to be the largest external fuel tanks ever mounted on an aircraft, and obviously capable of extending the range of this bomber by a considerable margin.
There was interest, too, in a statement that the U.S.A.F. had been using a new mobile rocket-refueller (developed by the Republic Aviation Corporation) to refuel "several" aircraft types; this equipment carries up to 900 U.S. gallons of liquid oxygen and 700 of water alcohol.
Pictures of the new Republic RF-84F reconnaissance fighter, with wing-root intakes, were also released, and a reference to "large-scale changes" in the armament requirements for the Avro Canada CF-100 was generally associated with guided-missile development announced by the Canadian Defence Research Board.
Items of diverse interest were the type-testing of the Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire turbojet at a thrust of 8,300lb; the publication of details of the four-engined Handley Page (Reading) Marathon crew-trainer for the R.A.F.; and battle-damage tests with an obsolete Boeing B-17 bomber suspended on a special rig. In this last instance a 38-lb hollow charge of Pentolite was exploded 8 ft from the tail, simulating, it may be supposed, the detonation of a guided missile by a proximity fuse.
The present opportunity is taken to rectify the following slips which escaped the original proof-reading: P.379, col. 2, last line, for "Fulgur" read "Vultur"; P.383, for "Republic F-86D Sabre" read "North American F-86D Sabre"; P.384, in caption for Republic F-84E, for "General Electric J-47" read "Allison J-35"; Po390 (caption), for "D.H. Sea Vampire N.F.20" read "D.H. Sea Venom N.F.20".
{Author / Publisher / Date}by H. F. King
published by Flight Publications 1952 re-issue of pages 379 to 418 of "Flight" magazine, stapled paper covers
{condition}very good
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