National Geographic : 1945 Apr
THE SKIES? Tomorrow, the skies will be as free as the seas. They will be free for the build ing of a vast and dynamic world trade-and for the development of leadership in global commerce. A significant portion of the world's goods will sail the sky lanes in peace. Only silent skills of laboratories and workshops, the patience of re search and the triumphs of vision, can insure America's rightful leadership in this new world. Among America's finer engineer ing and research organizations, Fairchild has helped underscore America's leadership in the skies. Since 1923, Fairchild research has pioneered in aircraft develop ment . . . built the first modern plane-"The Packet"-specifically designed to carry cargo... a flying boxcar that transports tons and tons of freight; has a range in ex cess of 3500 miles. Out of Fairchild engineering have come the Al-Fin process that joins aluminum permanently to steel; and the Duramold process that molds low-density materials into complex curvatures, increas ing aero-dynamic efficiency. Pioneers in developing the in line aircooled aircraft engine, Fair child engineering and research have succeeded in packing greater power in a smaller package with each successive Ranger model. These are but some of the prod ucts of Fairchild research, ever probing, perfecting, producing for America's airpower. In the peace to come, Fairchild engineers will continue their tire less research to combine precision with power ... to create for Amer ica's leadership in the skies many a new Fairchild "touch of tomor row in the planes of today." Air Power Is Peace Power SWiFAIRCHILD ENGINE AND AIRPLANE CORPORATION 30 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA NEW YORK 20, N.Y. Ranger Aircraft Engines Division, Farmingdale, LI. Fairchild Aircraft Division, Hagerstown, Md. Duramold Division, Jamestown, New York Subsidiary: Al-Fin Corporation, New York, N.Y. Affiliate: Stratos Corporation, New York, N.Y .