Clay Blair Jr.

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The Last Flight of the X-2

In the last few years a new breed of airplane has been built. It is called the X series—X for Experimental. These are powerful rocket planes, each icebox white, small, and more powerful than any engine man has ever built....

The Man Who Put the Squeeze on Aircraft Design

In Washington, D. C. last month, Richard Travis Whitcomb, a thirty-four-year-old National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics engineer, was awarded the Collier Trophy, one of the nation’s highest honors for achievement in the field of aviation. Whitcomb was also honored by...

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