Planes And Tanks Lie Idle For Want Of Essential Parts By DOUGLAS LARSEN , NBA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 4-- (NBA)-- At Â« big aircraft plant "somewhere in U. S. A.," a number of new pUnes are lined up on the runway. To all outward appearances they aie completed, ready to fly away. But they lack one highly essential, complex piece of new radar-fire-control apparatus. . , This is the new electronic bomb- sizht and computer which makes possible accurate bombing from the new high-level, high-altitude bomb. ers. It replaces the old optical . bomb-sights of the Norden type and I the mechanical bomb-sights full of gears Those were top-secret in World War II. Now they're out- Without the new radar gear, the new bombers are consideied incomplete. They are classified as undelivered. And defense production is said to be running behind. At a tank arsenal, somewhere else in u to. A , there are long lines of new model tanks. They also look ready to go and ready to fight. Why aren't they in Korea? Or Europe? Or with some new mechanized division in training? The answer given in that in testing, these tanks developed a "flutter" at one particular speed. Above or below this speed, the tanks operated perfectly. Finding what caused the flutter, and correcting it, took engineers considerable time 'it has now been found and is be- ing corrected. In the meantime, owever. these tanks are regarded s incomplete and undelivered ^nd again defense production is aid to be running behind. ifferent Kind Of Bottlenecks There always seem to be bottle- ecks of one kind or another In le last war they were in engines, n propellers, in the very air-frames hemselves and the factories in A'hich they could be built. Delays his time are diffeient. New jet ngines. New electronics devices 'here is a lag to get latest engi- leenng designs. Officials point to curves which how that production now is far head of production for comparable lates at the start of World War II. rohn D. Small, head of the Muni lions Board, wiyÂ«. "Total deliveries during the fiscal year (ending June 30) 1951 are estimated at $9 billion The total of $5 billion during the' July-September quarter was one-third higher than the preceding quarter and more than four times the rate of pioduclion one year auo "Deliveries of aiicraft aie now double the iate of a year ago and we expect that dehvenes in meal 1953 will be five or six times the fiscal 1951 iate. Tank and automotive deliveries are expected to be six limes as great m fiscal 195- in fiscal 1951." Dollaiwhe, the defense program today is a $100 billion proposition-- S55 billion authorized for this year $45 billion authorised for the first vear after the outbreak of Koiean fiehtmg Deliveries to date are put at $U billion. Peihaps that isn t much for the first 15 months effoit Stimulate Production But at, one defense official puts it _D UI as L/*ic VAVIV.**^*- Â«*Â·Â·-Â·- Â« "Suppose we set our goal m as craft Â»t. nay 100 plane* ft month. Any mouth we made 125. we'd be head ot schedule and could bras bout it But suppose we set our oal at 150 planes a month. Then if ve made only 125, we'd be behind." The paiallel is that goals have een set high to stimulate produc- lon. The schedule calls for stepping up deliveties fiom present evels of SI 5 billion worth of mill- ary production a month to a toial jf $4 billion a month m the fir.st lalf of 1953. Thet-e aie some of the factors that defense officials say have to be aken into consideration of chaises hat defense production is behind. (TESTIFIES A G A I N--Former Assistant Attorney General T. 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JfiinU Kiev*, president of CIO Textile Workers, recently charged "failures and mistakes" and "a waste Of manpower and skills" in defense planning Rieve thought pesk production should bÂ« reached by mid-1952. In this connection. It is interesting to observe what the labor unions have done to help solve defense problems. George M. Hairlson, of the Railway Clerks, was named a special assistant to C. K. Wilson on April 30. He was sworn In June 18. He has never reported for work. Recently Mr. Wilson had to assign Harrison's office space to another official, Franklin Lamb, an tjlcctionic official, when *pacÂ« jot tijfht and thiÂ» program b*cÂ«mÂ« critical. Tote! Industrial unemployment iti August was down to a record low for the year of 830,000. In that same month, 350,000 workers were involved in stilkes, a record high for the year. Most of the strikes-all the big ones--involved defence industries. 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