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Naval Aviation News - Mar 1945

Naval Aviation News - Mar 1945

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Published by CAP History Library
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Published by: CAP History Library on Nov 02, 2011
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APA
IR-CRAFTFACT0RIES
NAVAlAVIATIONHEWS
G
Effi"1.AN
aircraftandoilplants
havealternatedasnumber
oneandtwotargetsforAllied
b(;lIl1bing
ib
Europe,japan's
-air-
craftcompanles
are
Wgh
on
the
li5-r
of
U.S.Pacifictar-
getsandalreadyarebeinbattered
in
B-29
and
Navy
carrierplaneraids.av}'airmenareeagertocrack
opentheseplantswhich
at'
th~someofso
mil
h
]ap
str
ug1h.Photographic
<l
nalysisof
J
1:1
panese
aircraftlactcrtesissimplifledbythefact
that
the
plane-bnflding
indus-trywas
d
voloped
in
America,EnropJapanalongomewha
unllar
linesandataboutthsametime.American
as
wellas
GeT01~11engineers
h
lperl
design
PHOTO
INTERPRETATION
STUDY
MARCH15.IUS
NO.131
japan'splants
in
theyearsbefore
the
war.Nowresultsofhundreds
of
reeounais:ance
Rights
overGermanyare
combined
witJ,
aclose
photQgral)hic
orutinyof,S.
andBritishairccraitIaeteriestohelpinterpretersunder-
stand
Japanese
plant'S.
Ingeneral.plantsoftheaircraftindustryarelarger
than.
thosofotherJapfactories.WhereGermanfac-tory
bOOding!)
ettenlife
dispersed,
til
[apsusuallyeon-eestrate
th
irpl1Iltstructures.(Theirllewestworksshowatendencytospreadoutmore.)TheJapanesearebelievedtohaveconvertedautomobile,textileandether
larg
eompauiestoplanemanufacture.Withgoodaerialpictures,skillfulphotographicinterpreterscanselectimporhmtrw'gds
in
mostJapaircraftplants.
 
dry,normallywith
an
electric
lurnaee,
isless
likely
tu
IH!\'l!
bj~
stacks.
The
(!iwl1iI1Ulll
[olfil,dryyardl1;JilY
be
cIlJ
l
lterecl
with
mnterialssuchas
II'Ulhling
UtJ:lceil,
and
a:ltlminun'l
itlgll
til.
hut
mlLgrwsilJlU
uastittgsandpigs,which
are
suseeptibls,
to
k'Orrasioll\willnot11i:storedin
the
open.
A
high
]\(lot
is
expectedover
IllRgnesium
C'RsLil'\g
shops
tl'give-
necessary'pecialentililoofl.
MocltineShopsRl!'quireGoodLig&tlng
;\lypicRI
engineplant-
ffitLcihine
shop,JapaneseorAIl.ied.
is(ll~e-tory.
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qnite
broad
Ijlud
Lo,llg,
rrmh
15
til
80
feet
hi
rh.
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'fIJ(Jf
is
desrgned
topermitmtlximliltiskv-
Ug;lrtmg
tim]
pmbaely
ig
of
s!lwtuothormonitoro/pe,nr
mJt)'have
ntlm;pnbll
skylight!>
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.1
ENGINEPLANTS
J
pA.'ES~
tirl,hmeengine\Yl1I'klt
U
lIallyare
epID'llm
from
<ts:;el1lhly
pll1lll:s.
and
Cl~mpJetedeugtnesare
sWpp
rl.
by
Iwk
ormiltothe
ussemhly
units.
The
pTII~ln~rapltf~·
interpreter
:;Ufveyillg
prints
fir
HlP-
<lllese
enginef:,lC'tu1"ie.s
looks
for
aluminum
and
mn.~~ium
Ioundries,whichureidentified~l1lnetimes
by
trots
enthe
]'()(lr.
l'vh1gnesitlm
generully
is
melted
in
oil(~l'
gll.S,.r:tretl,
lur-
naees,
whl(.'f1
l'eql1lr{,
largestacks,whitt"
an
nlurrrinurn
Ioun-
Nalltllma
Mu.~F<tctary
lmsfireprootmulti-storied
buildings
Irlr.lghl,
IviUl
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mlll-,stoq'engJne
51Hlfl~
on
llift
2
Shllwa
Airoraft
COl'I1pany
wasdesigned
tlcigmaLly
top,~dlJcep1aue
likeAmerfqp.nDc-a.Arrows
pl'lillt
It>plllnfsfoundr)"huildings'

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