1941-01-01

Engineering Considerations in the Application of AUTOMOBILE METHODS to AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION 410110

IN recent months, due to the existing international situation and the very important part which the airplane is taking in deciding the issues at stake, attention has been called to the urgent necessity for quantity production of aircraft to build up our air arm quickly to the status required for national defense.
However, it is not public knowledge that the Curtiss Aeroplane Division, Curtiss-Wright Corp., and this is true for the aircraft industry generally, has in the last six years successfully planned its projects with mass production as the first premise.
Purpose of this paper is to outline the various elements necessary in the achievement of the high industrial efficiency which has become synonymous with mass production. This purpose is accomplished largely by 76 illustrations with descriptive captions.

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