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Aircraft Propulsion Collection [Mikel]

Names:
United Aircraft Corporation. Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Division  Search this
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company  Search this
Extent:
0.41 Cubic feet ((2 boxes and 2)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals
Photographic prints
Drawings
Brochures
Date:
bulk 1917-1985
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of manuals, reports, photographs, drawings, brochures, and other material relating to aircraft propulsion. The following companies are represented: Pratt & Whitney, Armstrong Siddeley, Bristol, Napier, Westinghouse, and Rolls Royce Engines. Besides material on engines and propellers, the collection also contains U.S. Navy Department Power Plant Memorandums and color slides of 1962 and 1964 British air shows.
Provenance:
Ulrika Mikel, Gift, 1994
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Propulsion systems  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Photographic prints
Drawings
Brochures
Citation:
Aircraft Propulsion Collection [Mikel], Acc. 1994-0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0018
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0018
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Louis Gathmann Collection

Creator:
Gathmann, Louis  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1887-1907
Summary:
This collection consists of three patents issued to Louis Gathmann.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of three patents issued to Louis Gathmann in Great Britain. The first, number 5,150, was issued on April 13, 1886 for an invention for "improvements in grain driers." The second patent, issued for invention for "improvements in machines for bending or coiling metal bars" is numbered 14,128 and dated October 2, 1888. The third patent, dated March 6, 1904, is numbered 18,560 and was issued for the invention of "improvements in air propellers for flying machines." The collection also contains two 1907 memoranda on applying for patents in Great Britain as well as the top portion of a piece of Gathmann's personal stationery which includes his name and address along with an illustration of his home in Chicago.
Arrangement:
Arranged at item level.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Gathmann was an engineer and inventor who held numerous patents in many different fields. Initially, Gathmann created equipment for screening and sifting wheat and flour and held a number of patents for these devices. In the 1880s, Gathmann built three astronomical observatories in the Chicago area and was working on a new type of telescope lens. His Chicago home also included a domed observatory tower. Gathmann received a patent in the 1890s based on his research in weather modification. Gathmann later became interested in ordnance development and in 1901 invented the Gathmann Gunn, an 18 inch gun to be mounted on ships that was designed to send large charges of high explosives at water level. The gun was tested at the Government Proving Ground at Sandy Hook but was rejected by the U.S. military. In 1916, Gathmann invented a new type of battleship armor based on the use of air chambers and shock absorbers. Gathmann also had an interest in aviation and proposed an idea for a type of helicopter that he called an "Aero Locomotive" in the early 1900s. It is unclear if a patent was ever sought or issued for this invention. In 1904, Gathmann earned a patent in Great Britain for a propeller for flying machines. Gathmann died in June 1917.
Provenance:
Unknown - found in collection, unknown, unknown, NASM.XXXX.1095
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Patents  Search this
Citation:
Louis Gathmann Collection, NASM.XXXX.1095, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1095
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-1095
Additional Online Media:

Stock Certificate for Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone

Creator:
Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Stock certificates
Date:
bulk 1941
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a stock certificate, No. 71,050, for 300 francs of the Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone, dated May 15, 1941. Attached are 24 coupons.
Biographical / Historical:
Louis Seguin founded the Gnome engine company in 1895. The Gnome firm initially manufactured internal combustion engines for industrial purposes, and later as automobile engines. In 1898, the company merged with the firm of a hardware manufacturer, Maurice Thevenin, and was renamed the Société des Fonderies de Cuivre de Lyon, Macon, et Paris, Thevenin Freres, L. Seguin et Cie. Seguin separated out the engine manufacturing operations from the rest of the company and established the Société Anonyme des Moteurs Gnome in 1905. When automobile engine sales decreased due to the recession of 1907-1908, Gnome began manufacturing engines for other purposes, including aircraft. Gnome displayed its first rotary engine in late 1908 and, by March 1911, had expanded its factory to meet demand for the engine. By late 1913, Gnome was manufacturing engines in England, Russia, and Italy. The Société des Moteurs "Le Rhone" was founded in 1912 by Edouard Martin to produce rotary engines in competition with Gnome. Sensing a dangerous rival, Gnome offered Rhone very good terms to sell and the two companies began operating together under the name Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone in June 1914 although legal issues were not concluded officially until early 1915. Rhone engines were especially popular for military aircraft during World War I and were manufactured in Great Britain and the United States. After the War, the Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone attempted to diversify by producing different types of engines, automobile parts, an agricultural tractor, motorcycles, woolen textile machinery, sewing machines, and marine equipment. Only motorcycles and aviation engines were successful due to various problems with these plans and the recession of 1920-1921. In 1922, the Seguin family left Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone and new management took over. Bankers Henry Bauer and Charles Marchal, along with Paul Louis Weiller, took leadership of the company. The Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone, under Weiller's management, remained a top aviation engineer manufacturer until nationalizing under the name of S.N.E.C.M.A in 1945.
Provenance:
Unknown, Gift?, Unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stock certificates
Citation:
Stock Certificate for Société des Moteurs Gnome et Rhone, Accession XXXX-0892, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0892
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0892

United States Navy Nava lAir Propulsion Center Technical Publications

Creator:
United States. Navy  Search this
Extent:
43.6 Cubic Feet ((40 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Date:
bulk 1923-1979
Scope and Contents:
This accession consists of forty (40) boxes of technical publications from the United States Navy Naval Air Propulsion Center. The collection consists of mostly AEL/AED Formal Reports. There are also some Letter Report Numbers and miscellaneous files containing reports on Lycoming and Wasp engines.
Biographical / Historical:
The Naval Air Propulsion Center was established by the merger of the Naval Air Turbine Test Station (NATTS) and the Aeronautical Engine Laboratory (AEL). The AEL, established in 1915, was responsible for testing small gas turbine engines, auxiliary power units and engine starters. The NATTS's mission was the testing and evaluation of the turbojet, turboprop, ramjet, and pulsejet engines, accessories and components
Provenance:
Capt. Edward Sturm / Naval Air Propulsion Center, Gift, 1982
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Propulsion systems  Search this
Airplanes -- Turbine-propeller engines  Search this
Engines  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Aeronautics -- Research  Search this
Lycoming engines  Search this
Pratt & Whitney Wasp engines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Citation:
United States Navy Naval Propulsion Center Technical Publications, Accession number XXXX-0526, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0526
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0526

Brownback Motor Laboratories, Inc. Collection

Creator:
Brownback, Henry Lowe.  Search this
Names:
Brownback Motor Laboratories, Inc.  Search this
Vasseur, Maurice  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Brochures
Advertisements
Date:
bulk 1934-1946
Scope and Contents:
his collection consists of photographs, correspondence, brochures and advertisements concerning Brownback Motor Laboratories, Inc. Included here is information on airplane, marine, and automotive motors. Correspondence with and advertisements for the following companies are included: Light Manufacturing and Foundry Company (Tiger Aircraft Engine Division); Auto Engine Works, Inc. (manufacturers of Capitol marine motors); Anzani Aviation Engines; and Hall-Scott Motor Car Company, Inc. Correspondence with Maurice Vasseur, a French motor boat racing champion and manufacturer of airplane propellers is also included in this collection. A Supplementary Instruction Book for the Type A7-a Airplane Engine, an article from Les Ailes May 18, 1946, and the 1938 report of the United States National Museum are included as well. Information on the following engines is included: Hall-Scott A-7-A four cylinder, Tiger, Tiger Junior, Tiger Kitten, Premier Motor, Shark Marine Engines, Lycoming Marine Engines, and six cylinder Aero Motors. Also present in this collection is Brownback's patent application for "Method of Making Bearings, and Product."
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Lowe Brownback, the grandson of T. S. Lowe, was born in June 1891 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. In 1912, he received his pilot's license and later received a Masters degree from Cornell University. He went on to work at various motor and engine companies, and eventually became the vice president of the Brownback Motor Laboratories in Norristown, Pennsylvania. From 1925-1929, Brownback was in France, working with Allessandro Anzani. Throughout his life, Brownback held several different occupations including chief machine gun instructor at Cornell University. He also worked as a consulting engineer. Brownback has designed and built many successful airplane engines, and holds patents for airplane engine bearings.
Provenance:
Mrs. Ernst Hain, Gift, 1997
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
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Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Hall-Scott A-7A 4-Cylinder Inline  Search this
Brownback Tiger C-400  Search this
Brownback Tiger Junion 4-Cyclinder Opposed  Search this
Brownback Tiger Kitten 2-Cylinder Inline (Model 20)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Brochures
Advertisements
Citation:
Brownback Motor Laboratories, Inc. Collection, Accession number 1997-0069, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0069
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0069

Propulsion, Engines, Curtiss, General. [glass negative]

Photographer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1/8/1916
Topic:
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Local number:
NASM-CW5G-0831
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393333

Propulsion, Engines, Curtiss, General. [glass negative]

Photographer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1/8/1916
Topic:
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Local number:
NASM-CW5G-0831-A
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393334

Propulsion, Engines, Curtiss, General. [glass negative]

Photographer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1/8/1916
Topic:
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Local number:
NASM-CW5G-0832
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393335

Propulsion, Engines, Curtiss, General. [glass negative]

Photographer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1/8/1916
Topic:
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Local number:
NASM-CW5G-0833
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393336

Curtiss, General, Aircraft; Propulsion, Engines, Curtiss, General; Curtiss, General, Shipping. [glass negative]

Photographer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1/18/1916
Topic:
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Local number:
NASM-CW5G-0835
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393337

Curtiss, General, Factories; Propulsion, Engines, Curtiss, General, Manufacturing. [glass negative]

Photographer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Local number:
NASM-CW5G-0936
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_392708

Propulsion, Engines, Curtiss L. [glass negative]

Photographer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Type:
Glass negatives
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Local number:
NASM-CW5G-0937
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Records
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_392709

North American X-15 Family (NA-240); Propulsion, Reaction Motors LR99 Liquid-Fuel Motor (XLR-99); Crossfield, Albert Scott "Scotty"; Boeing NB-52 Stratofortress (Mothership). [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1960s
Topic:
Research aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Local number:
NASM-77926
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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National Air and Space Museum Cataloged Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363970

Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor. [photograph]

Photographer:
United States Air Force  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
2/24/1949
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-82956
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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United States Air Force Pre-1954 Still Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363981

Boeing Model 367-80 (707 Prototype). [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Local number:
NASM-14618
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Videodisc Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_364011

Wade, Leigh (Lt); Smith, Lowell Herbert (Lt); Ogden, Henry J. (Sgt); Douglas World Cruiser (DWC), World Flight, Crew Photos;P̀ropulsion, Engines, Liberty L12-A 12-Cylinder V, General. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1924
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Local number:
NASM-40635
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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National Air and Space Museum Cataloged Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_364024

Fokker T-2 (F.IV), Fueling. [photograph]

Photographer:
United States Army Air Service  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
9/15/1922
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Fokker T-2 (F.IV)  Search this
Local number:
NASM-47644
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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National Air Museum Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_364026

Fokker T-2 (F.IV), Detail, Fuel Tank. [photograph]

Photographer:
United States Army Air Service  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
9/7/1922
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Local number:
NASM-47659
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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National Air Museum Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_364027

Fokker T-2 (F.IV), Production, Detail, Nose. [photograph]

Photographer:
United States Army Air Service  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
9/11/1922
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Fokker T-2 (F.IV)  Search this
Local number:
NASM-47672
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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National Air Museum Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_364028

Military, USA, Army Air Corps, Operations; Equipment, Vehicles, Fuel Trucks; Propulsion, Accessories, Fuels, Ground Servicing; Propulsion, Accessories, Fuels & Lubricants, Ground Equipment. [photograph]

Photographer:
United States Army Air Corps  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
May-31
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Local number:
NASM-134653
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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Wright/McCook Field Still Photograph Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_364062

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