National Geographic : 1944 Sep
FROM DESERT HEAT TO ARCTIC COLD Finger-Tip Control for the P-38 Passes Toughest Endurance Test! Even the grueling hydraulic test in the 3000-pound pressure range by Wright Field engineers could not lick the Hycon high-pressure "Stratopower" pump. Not only did it breeze through test runs at the blistering heat of 160 degrees and at the bitter cold of 65 below zero, but it stood up under 550 continuoushours of operation-the equivalent of about 200,000 non-stop flying miles-and still had the staying qualities to repeat the test. A remarkable record, yes! But not surprising. For another of our "Stratopower" pumps passes the acid test of active combat every day in every extreme of climate. Lockheed engineers, by in stalling aileron boosters actuated by this unique pump, have doubled this great plane's maneuver ability and enabled it to fight better and higher eight miles up in the stratosphere. Until victory, our entire production of "Strato power" pumps is reserved for fighting planes. And, to fill the tremendous demand, every avail able facility is being utilized at peak capacity. LET'S ALL BACK THE ATTACK - BUY MORE WAR BONDS The compact high-pressure Hycon "Stratopower" pump, fur nishing variable volume up to 3000 pounds per square inch-when no longer restricted by wartime needs-will do a great many hydraulic jobs better. Out of the incredible demands of the war will come miracles of technological improvement to help rebuild a shattered world. More goods must be produced faster and cheaper. New machines will be created and old machines modernized. Hycon high-pressure hydraulic power units are ready with their contribution to this task. If you have a problem of actuation in your postwar plan, or the modernization of your present equipment, Hycon will help to solve it. High-pressure (3000 pounds per square inch) pumps and valves, or assembled complete power units, are available for your requirements. 5 e%' sew -lnfinitely variable pressure controls at YOUR fingertips HYCON m REGISTEREDTRADE MARK Patented - Manufactured only by The New York Air Brake Company T'HEE NEW TORK AIZR BRAKE COMPAINTr 420 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK 17, N. Y.