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Stories by Alexander Klemin

Metals In The Air

Aviation's Present Achievements Are Based on the Quantity Production of Strong, Lightweight Metals. Of These, Aluminum Is Most Widely Used Because It Combines the Necessary Qualities of Toughness and Lightness with Low Cost...

April 1, 1945 — Alexander Klemin

Planes and Trains

In Designing Ihe Modern Streamlined, Lightweight Train, the Railroads Sought Assistance from Aeronautical Engineers, and this Successful Example of Working Together by the Two Industries Points the Way of A Future Integration of their Services for the Good of the Public...

March 1, 1945 — Alexander Klemin

Engineers and Wings

Co-Operation Between Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineers Has Made Possible Such Strategic Airplanes as the Superfortress and Other Military Marvels. It will Bring to Post-War Civilian Flying a Like Measure of Success in Conquering the Problems of Flight...

February 1, 1945 — Alexander Klemin

Research Gave Mankind Wings

From the Very Beginning, Research has been the Basic Element in Aviation Progress. The Wright Brothers Built a Wind Tunnel Long Before They Built A Flying Machine. From Then on, Research by Industry, Government, and The Universities Has Brought Flying to Its Present Astonishing Triumphs...

January 1, 1945 — Alexander Klemin

A Miracle of Production

Under Vastly Increased Demand, Aircraft Engine Builders Stepped Up Production Squarely in the Face of a Diminishing Supply of Skilled Labor. One Manufacturer's Methods, Which Successfully Accomplished the Impossible, Involved Many Special-Purpose, High-Production Tools...

December 1, 1944 — Alexander Klemin

Has the Glider A Future?

Brilliant Military Successes of Gliders in Transportation and Pilot Training Have Apparently Paved Ihe Way 10 Commercial Glider Trains for Peace Time Operation. But Closer Examination of All The Factors Involved Reveals a Number of Limitations that Must be Taken into Consideration...

November 1, 1944 — Alexander Klemin

Progress in Instrumentation

The Wartime Impetus to the Aviation Industry will Be Reflected in Many Ways Post-War, to the Benefit of American Aviation and of Other Peace-Time Industries as Well. The Philosophy of Instrument Research...

October 1, 1944 — Alexander Klemin

Airports for America

Civil Aviation Should Advance Rapidly After the War. Some Six Thousand Airports will he Needed and the Initiative, also Most of the Development. Should the Local Whether for Large Cities...

September 1, 1944 — Alexander Klemin

Safely In The Air

In the Science of Biomechanics, Combining the Knowledge of Surgeons and Engineers, is to be Found at Least a Part of the Answer to Fatal Aircraft Accidents. An Understanding of the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Human Body can Aid Aircraft Designers in Building Safer Ships...

August 1, 1944 — Alexander Klemin

Bringing Down the Stratosphere

In the Sperry Gyroscope Company's New High-Altitude Laboratory Conditions of Low Pressure, Extreme Cold, and Oxygen Lack are Duplicated by Means of Vacuum and Other Equipment, Affording a Peculiar Kind of Research that Combines Aeronautical Engineering, Physics, and Physiology...

July 1, 1944 — Alexander Klemin

High-Octane Gas

What Effect will the Wartime Advances in Technology and Plant Facilities that are Giving Remarkable Fuels to Aviation have on Post-War Uses Air and Automotive? Will You Fly with l00-Octane Gas and More Immediately Interesting to the Average Reader...

June 1, 1944 — Alexander Klemin

Aviation Surveyed

Aircraft Production, Materials, Tools, Transportation, Airports, Safety, and Design, as Viewed by an Observer at the Annual Meeting of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences. Why and How the United States Has Achieved Military Supremacy in the Air...

May 1, 1944 — Alexander Klemin

Jet-Propulsion Flight

The New Jet-Propelled Plane Flies Fast and is Safe. An Analysis Reveals its Superiorities and Inferiorities and Points Out its Possible Future. The Struggle of its Oft-Frustrated Inventor and His Final Success Affords a Romantic Story of a Young Man's Determination...

April 1, 1944 — Alexander Klemin

Engines of the Air

Highly Reliable Power-Plants have been Developed for Military Aircraft. These Will Have Direct Influence on Not Only the Future of Private and Commercial Flying, but on Engines for Automobiles...

March 1, 1944 — Alexander Klemin

Aviation's Hot-House

Civil Aviation of Tomorrow Will Inherit a Rich Legacy of Important Advances from the Forced-Draught Military Researches of Today. Giant Planes with New Landing Gears, Flying Wings and Tail-First Planes, Crew-less Gliders, and Rocket Planes are Conservative Possibilities...

February 1, 1944 — Alexander Klemin

Air Transportation-A Review and Forecast

Views of Men Outstanding in the Aviation Industry Serve to Present a Picture of What is Being Done Today and of the Effects of these Efforts On the Post-War Transportation World. Air Cargo, Safely, Gliders...

January 1, 1944 — Alexander Klemin

A Lighter Age is Coming

Magnesium is Moving Ahead Rapidly and Now Challenges Aluminum in Many Industrial Applications. Spurred by the Demands of War and Particularly by the Needs of Aviation, American Technologists Have Developed Magnesium Alloys and Fabricating Methods of First-Line Importance...

December 1, 1943 — Alexander Klemin

Post-War Private Planes

The Aviation Industry is Basing Plans for the Future Largely on Pre-War Models, Plus Knowledge cleaned from War-Time Production and Operation. Will The Post-War Private Plane Follow Conventional Lines or Will it be a Radical Departure From Present Forms?...

November 1, 1943 — Alexander Klemin

Tomorrow's Air Transport Planes

There Are Many Reasons Why There Will be Great! Increases in Airline Activities After the War. A Preview is Given Here of the Plane Types Which, it Now Appears, Will Carry Passengers and Cargo in Large Volumes and in Safely and Comfort at High Speeds...

October 1, 1943 — Alexander Klemin

Floating Airports in Mid-Ocean

Reported Many Years Ago in these Pages, the Armstrong Seadrome is Row Assuming Added Importance in the Scheme of Things to Come in Aviation. Based on Sound Engineering Principles, the Seadrome Will Make Possible Over Ocean Air Transportation with Land Type Planes...

September 1, 1943 — Alexander Klemin
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