December, 1943 — January, 1944

Maintenance And Operation
The P-47 Thunderboltby M A Bugnon21
Gyro Flux Gate Compassby J Paul Andrews36
Maintaining Military Radio Equipmentby Lt Thomas Friedman, USAAF  38
Measurement Of Anglesby C V Newsom
And H D Larsen
Ball Bearing Control Careby E B Sherburne42
Installation Of De-Icers by Charles S Stebbins45
Instrument Cutaways50
Regular Features
Tech Album16
Shop Talk56
Maintenance News56



Maintenance And Operation
Consolidated-Vultee B-24 Liberatorby J Paul Andrews19
What's Wrong With The Helicopter?by C B F Macauley26
Fighter Contrasts
Terminals Of Tomorrow30
Big Guns Of Air Combatby Louis Bruchiss33
Maintenance Abroadby Ralph Michaelis, RAF36
7 Varieties Of Fog38
Cross Staffby W E Schimpff 43
Aircraft Heatingby J I Trimble44
Fingers Of Speechby D E Martin47
Ten Commandments Of A Crew Chief52
Radio And Electronics
…Postwar Radio53
…Radio In The tropicsby Cpl William S Friedman  54
Regular Features
Maintenance News8
Shop Talk15
Tech Album46


Maintenance And Operation
Shop Talk10
Douglas SBD Dauntlessby Cpl William S Friedman17
The Raft Bookby Lt James L H Peck, USMM24
Fighter Designby M A Bugnon27
Masterminding The Turboby Robert E Frazier30
Aircraft Lubrication33
Terminals Of Tomorrow, Part 235
Mobile training Unitsby G E Nistal39
The Drift Meter40
The Aircraft Sextant41
Camouflage — Science Or Hokum?by Douglas Campbell, Cm 1/C, USNR  42
Tools — Riveting Hammers46
Radio And Electronics
…Duramold Harnesses The Electron47
Be Kind To Your Earsby Lt E W Stitt, USNR55
Inertia Starter60


Maintenance And Operation
The Fairchild Cornellby Cpl William S Friedman19
Identification of Plasticsby John Delmonte25
Maintenance Magic for Piston Ringsby G E Nistal28
Powerplant Fire Protection32
Solderingby Leslie Baird35
Silk and Steelby J Paul Andrews38
Rocket Take-Offby Willy Ley40
Aircraft Refuelers42
America's J-P Fighterby Robert E Frazier44
Sand and Dustby M A Bugnon48
Radio and Electronics
… Electrons Take the Controlsby Robert E Frazier54
… Radio in Aviationby Charles I Stanton56
… Emergency Radio Servicingby Lt Col J G Tustison, SC  60
Shop Talk10
Tech Album14


Maintenance And Operation
The Vultee Valiant SNV15
The Navy's "Old Lady"by Martin Caidin24
Float Repair Know-Howby G E Nistal31
Magnesiumby Samuel Crowther, 3rd35
Brake And Wheel Maintenanceby Sgt William S Friedman  41
Hydraulic Pressure Accumulators44
Plane Facts About Class46
Radio And Electronic
…Radarby Robert E Frazier50
…Testing Station52
…Masts Of Plywood54
Hole-Cutting Tools55
"Elmer" The Auto-Pilot58
Stratosphere Performance On The Ground62
Aircraft Fumigation72
Regular Features
Shop Talk8
Tech Album12
News Items68


Maintenance And Operation
Keeping Forts In Flying trim [ PDF, 3.9 MiB ]12
The Fairchild AT-21by M A Bugnon17
Sky Anchors Aweighby E G Keane24
Repairing Synthetic Tires And TubesBy Spartan Roberts27
Aircraft Engine Lubrication30
100-Octaneby John C Casman34
Sight Unseenby Gerard E Nistal37
Fifty-Calibreby Martin Caidin41
Junkers Ju-88by Sgt William S Friedman45
Clipper Kits Wing The Atlantic52
Radio And Electronics
…The Klystronby Capt Eugene E Skinner  54
…Testing Station58
Where US Air Power Is Born62
Regular Features
Shop Talk10
Tech Album48
Items Of The Month70
Air Mail72
The Editors' Notebook74


Maintenance And Operation
Super B-29 Fortress14
The Bell P-39 Airacobraby Martin Caidin17
Crash Alert24
Manifold Pressure Gage27
The Hawker Typhoon29
Electronic Auto-Pilot, Type C-1by Gerard E Nistal31
Boxcars For Invasionby Charles J Hawkins35
Anti-Icing System38
The Mirage Of Willcox Dry Lake42
Technicians At War45
Radio And Electronics
…$4,500,000,000 Industry 50
…Electronics In A Hurryby Lt S C Heiches, SC  52
Command Performance58
Regular Features
Shop Talk10
Tech Album48
Items Of The Month64
Air Mail78
Advertisers Index78


Maintenance And Operation
The Douglas C-47by Gerard E Nistal15
Computing And Compensating
Sights For Aerial Gunnery
By Maj Gen Follett Brady, USAAF, Ret  23
P-61 Black Widow — Photograph25
Stall Warning Indicators26
Bell Helicopter28
Lubrication Of Martin Planesby I T Turner31
Mosquitoby Martin Caidin34
Radio And Electronics
…Radio Heat Waveby Jack O'Brine46
Why Synthetic Rubber Minimizes
Aircraft Maintenance
by John A Tallant50
Marines At War52
The Compars54
[ "Home-Made" P-40s Knock Down Jap Planes64 ]
[ Low-Level Thunderbolts65 ]
Regular Features
Shop Talk10
Tech Album43
Items Of The Month67
Air Mail70
Advertisers Index78


Maintenance And Operation
The Consolidated Vultee Catalina17
K-Ship — Photograph26
Strips For Actionby Capt Haynes Thompson  30
Hydraulic Brake Control Valveby George A Rix32
B-25H Mitchell — Photograph34
Torque Wrenchesby J Joyce36
Personal Planes43
Design For Maintenanceby Charles Froesch45
Attitude Indicator48
B-24J Liberator — Photograph50
Radio And Electronics
…Applications Of Electronic Controlby E H Vedder54
Messerschmitt Design Analysisby Martin Caidin60
Regular Features
Tech Album10
Shop Talk14
Air Mail72
Advertisers Index77


Maintenance And Operation
The Grumman Avenger TBF19
The P-63 Kingcobra 26
What To Leave Alone — Power Plants31
Hydraulic Actuating Cylinders32
Weather Briefing34
Technicians At War36
Bombs And Bomb Loading38
Convoy Smasherby Martin Caidin44
Metallizingby Gilbert C Close46
Personal Planesby Charles J Hawkins  51
Radio And Electronics
…Radio Heat Wave56
…Television Today And Tomorrow58
Regular Features
Air Quiz8
Editor's Notebook8
Shop Talk14
Items Of The Month62
Air Mail78


Maintenance And Operation
The Douglas C-54by Charles J Hawkins17
Beaufighter Briefingby Martin Caidin26
Personal Planesby R C Oertel28
What To Leave Alone — AccessoriesBy Lt J Kendall29
Inlines?by Leonard Engel30
Rolling IQby Samuel W Taylor32
Corrosion (Part 3)by Ray Sanders34
SB2C — Photograph38
Jet Planes43
Rotary Wing Report44
Commercial Commando46
F4U — Photograph48
Thunderbolt Ferry52
Radio And Electronics
…High Voltage For High Efficiencyby John Paul Andrews  55
…Electronic Oscillograph56
Regular Features
Editors' Notebook10
Air Quiz10
Shop Talk14
Items Of The Month60
Air Mail76