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Schatzberg, Eric, 1956- / Wings of wood, wings of metal : culture and technical choice in American airplane materials, 1914-1945
(c1999)

Index,   pp. [305]-313 ff.


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Index
Italicized page numbers indicate illustrations. Bold-faced page numbers indicate
pages on which the term is defined. The term passim (here and there) is used to in-
dicate that the topic is mentioned repeatedly in a passage and contributes to the
discussion while not being central to the discussion Wherever possible, individual
models of aircraft are listed under the manufacturer's name.
Aachener Technische Hochschule, 23-24
Aeromarine Airways, 79, 101
Aeronautical Board, 82; Technical Commit-
tee, 68
Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce, 65
Air Commerce Act of 1926, 97
Air Mail. See United States Post Office
aircraft lumber: needs, 278n.30; supply,
146. See also spruce; timber shortage
aircraft materials: cost, 251n.28; deteriora-
tion, 54, 134; durability, 54-56, 147; ex-
pected success, 100; properties, 47, 48,
51, 78, 90, 208, 250n.17; weight, 188
aircraft production, 22, 30, 211
Aircraft Research Corporation, 189
airliners. See commercial aircraft; passenger
airplanes
airplane design, 18, 51, 60-61, 141; data for,
90, 124, 200-1, 207; increased speeds,
168; influence of military 168
Alclad, 56, 95, 132, 167. See also intercrys-
talline corrosion
Alcoa. See Aluminum Company of America
all-metal airplanes, 7n, 23, 28, 34, 78; com-
mercial, 43, 155-56, 162-74 passim. See
also fully cantilevered monoplane; metal
airplanes
Allward, George, 201, 207
alternative paths, concept of, 5, 222,
239n.35
aluminum, 12, 32, 231; corrosion, 40;
World War II shortage, 144, 148, 191-
96, 200, 201,206, 211,218, 220,
291nn. 10, 12, 16. See also intercrystalline
corrosion
Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa),
33, 56, 57, 86, 90, 92, 95, 132; denial of
aluminum shortage, 194; duralumin type
alloys, 82; 17S, 82; wartime aluminum
production 193
Army, 41; development of metal aircraft,
69-75, 136-41
Army Air Corps: aluminum shortage 194; be-
lief in triumph of metal, 141; criticism of
metal aircraft, 140; Duramold process,
184; readiness for war, 146; research and
development on metal airplanes, 147;
spruce conservation, 145; support for
wooden construction, 199-200; wartime
mobilization, 192-93
Army Air Service, 52, 66, 106, 128; CO-1,
71; development of metal aircraft, 137; dis-
appointment with metal construction, 66,
69, 70, 72, 73, 76; and the Junkers
JL-6, 41, 43, 46; preference for fabric cov-
erings, 77. See also Engineering Division
Army Reorganization Act, 66
Arnold, H. H., 184; and Curtiss-Wright
C-76, 202; opposition to Duramold, 187;
support for Duramold, 183; support for
wooden construction, 198, 201
aviation research, 41, 90. See also Bureau of
Standards; metal airplanes; metal construc-
tion; National Advisory Committee for
Aeronautics; and under military branches
Baekland, George, 188
Baekland, Leo, 176
Bakelite, 176, 179, 224; as adhesive, 176.
See also synthetic resin adhesives
Bane, Thurman H., 83, 128
Barling NBL-1 bomber, 52
Basquin, H. 0., on wooden construction,
189
bauxite, 148, 195
Beard, Charles A., 15


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