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AVIATION: Uncle Igor & the Chinese Top

(See Cover) Russian-born Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky, the eminent early birdman and aircraft designer, has never forgotten a monumental nosebleed he suffered...

Science: Vertical Flight

Big drawback of the airplane for private use is that it must have broad, obstacle-free fields for take-offs and landings. To compete with the automobile, air...

AVIATION: Triumph of the Egg Beater

"The helicopter is in its babyhood," said Igor Sikorsky last week. "It's not much beyond the airplane in the Kitty Hawk days." But even Sikorsky, who is the...

AIR: More Helicopters

No helicopter has yet appeared over a battlefield, but there are signs that Igor Sikorsky's strange windmill flying machine may see action before war's end. A...

Aviation: Coming of Age on the Battlefield

Nothing in the U.S. arsenal in Viet Nam has produced more spectacular results than the helicopter, which is now used for rocket and strafing attacks, troop...

AIR: New Flying Machine

Along the 761-mile airway between Stratford, Conn., and Dayton, Ohio, farmers in the fields last summer saw a strange craft skittering overhead. It had no...

AERONAUTICS: Cartwheel

Dawn had just stolen over Long Island when an eager little man and a thoughtful taller one busied themselves about a monster silvery airplane with...

AVIATION: Helicopter Cabs?

Just three weeks after applying to the Civil Aeronautics Board for a postwar air route to Moscow, with way stops, small but lusty Northeast Airlines last week...

AERONAUTICS: New Records

Exciting to the public are flights which break such obvious world records as speed, altitude, duration, distance. More satisfying to manufacturers and...

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