J. S. Butz Jr.
Recent stories by J. S. Butz Jr.
F-5: Little Plane With a Big Future
Passed over at one time, later used as a trainer, the Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter has now taken on ne
Pluto: A New Strategic System or Just Another Test Program?
The most impressive nuclear-propulsion program the US has yet conducted is in serious danger of collap
The USAF Missile Program: A Triumph of Orderly Engineering
The remarkable thing about the USAF ballistic missile program is that rather than representing great a
A-11 Blazes New Heights in Aircraft Performance
The official pictures and statements tell very little about the A-11. But the technical literature fro
1964: Year of Decision for the Strategic Force of the 1970s
Which should make up the strategic force of the future—missiles and bombers or missiles alone?
The Coming Revolution in Jet Propulsion
Existing and perfectible technology in the varied and traditional components of propulsion systems pre
Toughest Flying School in the World
Against the hoped-for day when the Air Force gets the green light for blue-suit stick time in space, a
Laminar Flow Control
Northrop's new experimental aircraft, the X-21, is exploring a revolutionary aerodynamic technique cal
The Future of Manned Aircraft
In the debate over our strategic deterrent, manned aircraft are getting much the worse of the supposit
The Need to Know
Tight control of information in the Communist world has required "open-door" democracies to employ the
Breaking the Wind-Tunnel ‘Barrier’
The Wave Superheater at the Cornell Aeronautical Lab may accomplish for hypersonic aerospace flight wh
The Ups and Downs of our VTOL Program
A special report on the state of our VTOL program. Attack and support aircraft are expected to be in p
RX for Spaceborne Deterrence
For viable American military spacepower, man's unique abilities seem essential. In addition we must ha
Dyna-Soar plus Titan III
The military space mission poses unique booster and vehicle requirements, not satisfied by any being d
Solid Boosters: How Far Have We Come? How Far Can We Go?
The big solid-rocket program, a USAF responsibility, is now going to get its chance.