The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 4, 1951 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 4, 1951
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1951 BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS AtomPlane: l,000mph Fantastic Facts Unveiled by AEC On Nuclear-Powered Aircraft EDITOR'S NOTE: Here's the first of three dispatches on atomic power for aircraft, based on Information Just made public by the Air Force and the Atomic Energy Commission. By DOUGLAS I.ARSEN first atomic airplane will be able! to fly a mission anywhere on the globe under the constant protection of darkness. and the reactor al one point In an aircraft., makes it necessary to redesign the structure ot the aircraft to accommodate this weight. Al' though large aircraft are designed for very large gross weights, lh,ls welpht Is usually distributed over the, wine and throughout the. luse- the fuselage greatly increases win? bending movements and necessitates structural redesign in many cases." Unlikely Forest Aroma Trap* a Crafty Coyote OALLATIcI, Ho. (API — Cheap perfume cauclu a coyote for John Smith of Galtatin. i Fir weeks Smith had been trying' to trap » crafty coyote. It eluded him every time. Finally he scenled the site with ordinary perfume, thf kind you can buy In any dime store. And he caught Mr. Coyote, Trapper L. 1. Mclntosh of the Missouri conservation commission said perfiime isn't a recommended lure. But it will rouse the curiosity of-an animal occasionally, just nice any other unusual sound or smell. both Ihe reactor, the device which 3. j both i „ _ „....„ With a minimum top sprert of 1000 However, this would not neces-j creates heat from the atomic fuel, miles per hour it will fly at the' sar "' V B " c>ct Uie outer appearance and the shielding, to minimum size same speed as the «m travels I ol Lhe planc ' U vvnukl rc °."ire heavy and weight, around the earth, keeping the earth , for « ln s s Jnsid ? th « «'™g »"d fuse- Dr Leverett explains the re«tric- around the earth, keeping.the earth between It and the sun. The fantastic peek Into the future has been given by the Air Force and the Atomic Energy Commis- ilon with the partial lifting of the iii^n nj.^jvlr llle MJI1K Him IU5t!-| 1^1 ^cvetCK structure. It has also been sug- tions on this: " iron witn the partial lifting of the ! «»"iner design problem is ex- curtain of secrecy surrounding the i P 1 ; 1 ' 11 * 1 ' °.>' Dr - Levered: atom-powered airplane. "The very fact that only a small A« the big task of making such a amount of the fuel is consumed In plane a flying reality enters Its fi- "'S nt means that the gross weight gested that the shield Itself could) "As Ihe reactor size decreases It be used to give strength to frame. Another design problem is ex- plane a flying reality enters Its ft- nsl stages, officials have released some new details about it. as well a> some of the Immediate problems ot Its construction yet to be solved. In its Lockland jet plant ust out- aide of Cincinnati. General Electric Co. Is now concentrating on making the first actual nuclear aircraft en- gin* under contracts with the Air Force and the AEC. » The 1000 - mile i per - hour speed would be required for a globe-circling "mission in darkness" near the equator. At the latitude of the U.S.. *uch a mission would require a speed of about 150 miles an hour. These •peeds. plus other data on the. size and weight of the reactor and •hleMtng needed around the atomic engine, make some other tacts about the plane fairly obvious. It will probably have swept-back wings, best design for Its supersonic «pe«eij. H will be somewhere between the sfse of the Boeing B-50 bomber and the B-38. Weight of the Shielding necessary to protect the crews from atomic radiation is the blgges* factor In. the plane's size. It In estimated that the shielding •ill hav« to weigh between 50 and 100 ton«. Because the atomic fuel will weigh only a few pounds at Bto»t, the shielding will take the place of the fuel load on conventional plane* as far as size and strength In design go. Weight of a hj«l load of a big bomber Is much more than TS tons.- Dr. Mile* C. Leverett. one of ttle outstanding authorities on nuclear aircraft power who has been working on the project almost since Its >ftart. and who la row working on (t for OE. explains a major problem In the plane's construction Mused by the shield: "The existence of a large concentrated weight, such aa the. shield of a nuclear aircraft till! be approximately the same on landing as on take-off. That gives rise to a pos. sibly serious set ot new problems. I "First, the landing gear must be made strong enough lo take the higher gross landing weight. Second, the landing speed Is Increased and there may be a change In landing possibly could re- attltude which quire further changes In the land- Ing gear, or in the tall clearance ancle requirements." A possible solution to this problem is making the atom-powered craft a Convnlr, the company building the first air frame. ! has had much experience In build- Ing seaplanes and has done recent extensive work on high-speed seaplane hulls. One of the major problems of the plane's desieners will be to keep usually is found that more fissionable material is required. Thin Is undesirable. There Is therefore, a balance to be struck 'between the benefit of small shield weights resuming In small free flow area for coolant and larger fissionable material investment required." In actual fuel weight, as explained by Dr. Leverett. "one pound of urpnium-235 will liberal* heat on miderfioine fission equivalent to the enerey liberated by burning 1.700.000 poimds of gasoline." Thus, fuel economy is a matter of no concern to a pilot of an atomic plane. i As has been explained whenever such a plane teas mentioned, it could fly around the world nonstop just about BS long as the crew could stand the strain of flying. REPAIR SERVICE A11 appllanrei: rtfrljreratnr* trteMra. ran {«, an* waihers Radix and «mall appliance*. Alt OUT work ia guaranteed. Adorns Appliance Co. »..»,.. THE FAMOUS White Cross Hospital Plan underwritten b.r the ri-.vear-old'Binker's life * C«na!tT Co Is ofTering a rare opportanlty Ui men In Clay, Green, Crlttenden and Polnsett counties with the following qualifications! 1. Age 21-45. 2. Have late model car. 3. Furnish three references. 4. Musi he successful in the selling field. 5. Desire to tnak* money. Men who are accepted wil! b« thoroughly trantd and will average $100.00 to $150.05 a week, plus bori- uses. Positively no canvassing—All leads furnished and exclusive territory rights. 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