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General Electric GE4 Super-Sonic Transport (SST) Engine Collection

Creator:
General Electric Company  Search this
Extent:
0.18 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Drawings
Reports
Date:
bulk 1963-1971
Scope and Contents:
Materials in this collection relating to the General Electric GE4 SST engine include the following: Master Engine Cross-section, GE4 Tool Flow Sheet, documents relating to production and assembly of the GE4, documents relating to the National Air and Space Museum's acquisition of the GE4 SST engine, miscellaneous draft correspondence concerning the GE4 and other General Electric projects, a drawing of the GE4 Experimental Bypass Engine, a drawing of GE Lift-Cruise Fan, three drawings of cruise fan engine installation, and Generalized Field Balance Procedure for Jet Engines. Also included is a drawing of a General Electric scramjet engine.
Biographical / Historical:
The United States' Supersonic Transport (SST) program was initiated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1963. The program aimed for a Mach 2+ aircraft capable of carrying approximately 300 passengers with intercontinental range. The US aimed to outstrip the British Aerospace/Aerospatiale Concorde and Soviet Tu-144 programs through the use of advanced technology and materials. By the late 1960s contracts had been let to prime contractors Boeing (airframe) and General Electric (engines) but the program was four to five years behind the European and Soviet efforts, which had graduated to supersonic flight testing while the US program had yet to pass beyond the mockup stage. In 1971 the slow pace of technical development, environmental concerns, high costs, and questions over the commercial feasibility of the aircraft led Congress to cancel the program.
Provenance:
William L. Rowe, Gift, 2005
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
High-speed aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
General Electric GE4 SST  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Drawings
Reports
Citation:
General Electric GE4 Super-Sonic Transport (SST) Engine Collection, Accession number 2005-0049 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0049
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0049

General Electric GE4, SST Turbojet Engine

Manufacturer:
General Electric Aircraft Engines  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, Steel, Stainless steel, Paint, Inconel, Plastic, Copper, Titanium
Dimensions:
Length 752 cm (296.0 in.), Diameter 154 cm (60.6 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Turbines (Jet)
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
Circa 1968
Credit Line:
Gift of the General Electric Company and NASA
Inventory Number:
A19720761000
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19720761000

General Electric GE4, J5 Turbojet

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer BG, Folder 101800-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Propulsion
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-b-ref4133

General Electric GE4, J5 Turbojet

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer BG, Folder 101800-20
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photos
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Propulsion
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-b-ref4136

General Electric GE4, J5 Turbojet

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer BG, Folder 101800-02
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Propulsion
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-b-ref4274

United States Supersonic Transport Program Collection [Vierling]

Creator:
Vierling, Bernard J.  Search this
Names:
American Supersonic Transport Program  Search this
Boeing Company  Search this
Concorde  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
United Aircraft Corporation. Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Division  Search this
Vierling, Bernard J.  Search this
Extent:
11.99 Cubic Feet ((11 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Programs
Photographs
Minutes
Newsletters
Financial records
Reports
Brochures
Date:
1952-1979
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the files of Bernard J. Vierling (Deputy Director, FAA Office of SST Development, 1965-69; Acting Director, 1969-71). The material consists primarily of in-depth documents, brochures, reports, and studies pertaining to the SST proposals from Boeing, Lockheed, and associated bid contractors General Electric and Pratt & Whitney. Also included is material on sonic boom research, congressional funding, private funding, and congressional and civilian antagonists, such as Senator Proxmire and Dr. Shurcliff, as well as the Anglo-French Concorde and Russian Tu144 SST programs. The collection also includes newsletters, executive committee papers, executive board activities and minutes of meetings, financial reports, awards, banquet programs, and photographs pertaining to Vierling's involvement the National Aviation Club from 1952 through 1972.
Biographical / Historical:
The United States' Supersonic Transport (SST) program was initiated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1963. The program aimed for a Mach 2+ aircraft capable of carrying c.300 passengers with intercontinental range. The US aimed to outstrip the British Aerospace/Aerospatiale Concorde and Soviet Tu -144 programs through the use of advanced technology and materials. By the late 1960s contracts had been let to prime contractors Boeing (airframe) and General Electric (engines) but the program was four to five years behind the European and Soviet efforts, which had graduated to supersonic flight testing while the US program had yet to pass beyond the mockup stage. In 1971 the slow pace of technical; development, environmental concerns, high costs, and questions over the commercial feasibility of the aircraft led Congress to cancel the program.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Bernard J. Vierling?, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0144, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Sonic boom  Search this
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
High-speed aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Tupolev Tu-144 Charger Family  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Concorde, Production Airframe  Search this
Genre/Form:
Programs
Photographs
Minutes
Newsletters
Financial records
Reports
Brochures
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0144
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0144

United States Supersonic Transport Program (Friedman) Collection

Creator:
Friedman, Robert K.  Search this
Names:
American Supersonic Transport Program  Search this
Boeing Company  Search this
Concorde  Search this
Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Friedman, Robert K.  Search this
Extent:
5.45 Cubic Feet ((5 records center boxes) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Charts
Audiotapes
Posters
Press releases
Reports
Date:
1960-1975
bulk 1962-1965
Scope and Contents:
This collection is the files of Robert K. Friedman (Chief, FAA SST Support Division) on the development of commercial SST capability in the United States. The material consists primarily of technical and research reports, but also press releases, marketing procedures, proposals, assessment and evaluation reports on the entire SST program. The collection also includes material on foreign and U. S. military research, applications of supersonics and sonic booms and marketing and presentation material from Lockheed, Boeing, North American and Convair. This collection also has miscellaneous items including copies of the first FAA anti-hijacking poster, seven open reel audio tapes (one on SST program, six on hijacking), and a set of charts used for demonstration and training on management of aircraft design and procurement.
Biographical / Historical:
The United States' Supersonic Transport (SST) program was initiated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1963. The program aimed for a Mach 2+ aircraft capable of carrying c.300 passengers with intercontinental range. The US aimed to outstrip the British Aerospace/Aerospatiale Concorde and Soviet Tu 144 programs through the use of advanced technology and materials. By the late 1960s contracts had been let to prime contractors Boeing (airframe) and General Electric (engines) but the program was four to five years behind the European and Soviet efforts, which had graduated to supersonic flight testing while the US program had yet to pass beyond the mockup stage. In 1971 the slow pace of technical; development, environmental concerns, high costs, and questions over the commercial feasibility of the aircraft led Congress to cancel the program.
Provenance:
Robert K. Friedman, Gift, 1987, 1987-0130, not NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Concorde, Production Airframe  Search this
Aeronautics -- Safety measures  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
High-speed aeronautics  Search this
Tupolev Tu-144 Charger Family  Search this
Hijacking of aircraft  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Publications
Charts
Audiotapes
Posters
Press releases
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0130
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0130

Aircraft Industry Materials

Names:
Convair (Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp)  Search this
Fairchild Aircraft Corp  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Grumman Aerospace Corporation  Search this
Lockheed Aircraft Corp  Search this
Republic Aviation Corporation  Search this
United Aircraft Corporation  Search this
Extent:
1.31 Cubic Feet ((4 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical drawings
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Newsletters
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1942-1977
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 1.15 cubic feet of material relating to various aircraft companies including Fairchild Corporation; Lockheed Corporation; Grumman Corporation; Republic Aviation Corporation; United Aircraft Corporation; General Electric; and Convair. The types of material in this collection include employee newsletters; annual reports; technical manuals and reports; technical drawings; and published materials. There are also two black and white photographs in the collection, one of the Grumman G-44 (Widgeon) and one of the Republic P-47 (F-47) Thunderbolt. Other specific aircraft mentioned in the collection include the Convair 440 Metropolitan; Republic F-105 Thunderchief; Fairchild F-27 Friendship; Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II; Republic F-84 (P-84) Thunderjet; and the Lockheed L-2000 (SST Proposal).
Provenance:
Jim Iannuzzi, Gift, 2017
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Genre/Form:
Technical drawings
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Newsletters
Photographs
Citation:
Aircraft Industry Materials, Acc. 2018-0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0023
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0023

Boeing Company Airplane Division Commercial Supersonic Transport Proposal of January 15, 1964 (Partial)

Creator:
Boeing Airplane Company  Search this
Extent:
0.68 Cubic Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Proposals
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of seven volumes of the Boeing Company Airplane Division Commercial Supersonic Transport Proposal of January 15, 1964 (volumes A-II, A-III, A-IV Book 2, A-V, A-VII, A-VIII, and A-XI).
Biographical / Historical:
The United States' Supersonic Transport (SST) program was initiated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1963. The program aimed for a Mach 2+ aircraft capable of carrying approximately 300 passengers with intercontinental range. The US aimed to outstrip the British Aerospace/Aerospatiale Concorde and Soviet Tu-144 programs through the use of advanced technology and materials. By the late 1960s contracts had been let to prime contractors Boeing (airframe) and General Electric (engines) but the program was four to five years behind the European and Soviet efforts, which had graduated to supersonic flight testing while the US program had yet to pass beyond the mockup stage. In 1971 the slow pace of technical development, environmental concerns, high costs, and questions over the commercial feasibility of the aircraft led Congress to cancel the program.
Provenance:
Kevin Smith, Gift, 2005
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
High-speed aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Proposals
Citation:
Boeing Company Airplane Division Commercial Supersonic Transport Proposal of January 15, 1964 (Partial), Accession number 2005-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0014
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0014

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