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Bell Aircraft Corporation

Collection Creator:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.  Search this
Container:
Box 15 (Series 22), Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
aircraft
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must use microfilm copy. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audiovisual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Technical Access: Viewing the film portion of the collection without reference copies requires special appointment, please inquire; listening to audio discs requires special arrangement. Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Publication and production quality duplication is restricted due to complex copyright, publicity rights, and right to privacy issues. Potential users must receive written permission from appropriate rights holders prior to obtaining high quality copies. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
NW Ayer & Sons, incorporated Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records
N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records / Series 22: Addendum of Print Advertisements / 22.1: Print Advertisements
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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"Corrected Actual Weight and Balance XP-77 Ship No. 1, AF-43-34915, Appendix to Bell Report No. 32-942-003, Supplementary technical data." Source:

Collection Creator:
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)  Search this
Container:
Box D558, Folder D52.1 Bell / 449
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1 June 1944
Scope and Contents:
Bell Aircraft Corporation; Airplanes - Bell - XP-77; Weight and Balance-Bell XP-77
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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
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Wright Field Technical Documents Library
Wright Field Technical Documents Library / D52.1 - Airplanes (arranged alphabetically) / B / Bell
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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"Proposal specifications for a research airplane for the investigation of aerodynamic phenomena in the transonic and supersonic range." Source: German research institute for aerodonetics, Ernst Udet. Translated by H. C. Skappel. Bell Aircraft Corpora...

Collection Creator:
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)  Search this
Container:
Box D552, Folder D52.1 / 516
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Nov. 1945.
Scope and Contents:
Airplanes; Supersonic; Transonic
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Wright Field Technical Documents Library
Wright Field Technical Documents Library / D52.1 - Airplanes (arranged alphabetically) / [No Alphabetical Category]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Bell 47B

Manufacturer:
Bell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Dimensions:
Rotor Diameter: 10.7 m (35 ft 2 in)
Length: 7.4 m (24 ft 4 in)
Height: 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in)
Weight: Empty, 720 kg (1,588 lb)
Gross, 998 kg (2,200 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Date:
1947
Credit Line:
Gift Of Douglas D. Daigle & Tridair Heicopters, Inc., in memory of Arthur Middleton Young
Inventory Number:
A20050066000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Thomas W. Haas We All Fly
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

Bell XP-59A Airacomet

Title:
BELL XP-59A AIRACOMET
Manufacturer:
Bell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Metal
Dimensions:
Overall: 380 x 1180cm, 3320kg, 1490cm (12ft 5 5/8in. x 38ft 8 9/16in., 7319.3lb., 48ft 10 5/8in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from United States Department of War
Inventory Number:
A19450016000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9e678c278-101a-425c-b6bd-85a389125522
EDAN-URL:
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Bell X-1

Manufacturer:
Bell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Overall: Aluminum, radium paint
Dimensions:
Other: 10 ft. 8 1/2 in. × 30 ft. 9 in. × 28 ft., 2780.5kg (326.4 × 937.3 × 853.4cm, 6130lb.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1946
Credit Line:
Transferred from the Department of the Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19510007000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv99a205dd3-3969-43d2-971c-d3d3e6c6b1f2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19510007000

Bell Model 30 Ship 1A Genevieve

Manufacturer:
Bell Helicopter Corporation  Search this
Dimensions:
Rotor Diameter: 10 m (32 ft 9 in)
Length: 8.19 m (26 ft 10 1/2 in)
Height: 2.6 m (8 ft 7 in)
Weights: Empty, 522 kg (1,150 lb)
Gross, 737 kg (1,625 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of the Franklin Institute
Inventory Number:
A19650240000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Vertical Flight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv945f0c72c-4599-4edd-9737-deae08e8385b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19650240000
Online Media:

Arlington Sisu 1A

Manufacturer:
Arlington Aircraft Company  Search this
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 15.2 m (50 ft)
Length: 6.4 m (21 ft 2 in)
Height: 1 m (41 in)
Weights: Empty, 246 kg (546 lb)
Gross, 349 kg (775 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1963
Credit Line:
Gift of Philip J. Baugh.
Inventory Number:
A19690004000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c3b78a55-90d7-44f3-b954-023607c126d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19690004000

Stanley Nomad

Manufacturer:
Robert M. Stanley  Search this
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 17.4 m (57 ft)
Length: 6.6. m (21 ft 7 in)
Height: 1.7 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weights: Empty, 164 kg (360 lb)
Gross, 250 kg (550 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1938
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Katherine N. Stanley.
Inventory Number:
A19800123000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Business Aviation
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv96d4c7562-0b0d-4bd4-8c9e-89dd8b6043ca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19800123000

Bell P-39Q-15-BE Airacobra "Galloping Gertie"

Manufacturer:
Bell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 375 × 921 × 1036.3cm, 2425.4kg (12 ft. 3 5/8 in. × 30 ft. 2 5/8 in. × 34 ft., 5347lb.)
(estimated based on Wikipedia "general characteristics")
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1943
Credit Line:
Donated by Mrs. Arthur Pfister.
Inventory Number:
A19560019000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9d80855a6-2358-4513-9bff-b940fa413bfd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19560019000
Online Media:

Bell Model 65 ATV (Air Test Vehicle)

Manufacturer:
Bell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 7.93 m (26 ft)
Length: 6.31 m (20.7 ft)
Height: 2.35 m (7.7 ft)
Weight: Gross, 908 kg (2,046 lb)
Engines: (2) Fairchild J44 turbojets, 499 kg (1,100 lb) thrust
(1) Continental-Turboméca Palouste [for vertical control jets]
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Bell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
A19571019000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9484e5d2d-e513-46b6-a337-ebbc1dc2a20a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19571019000
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Thruster, Liquid Fuel, Attitude Control, Mercury Spacecraft

Manufacturer:
Bell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Stainless steel
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 in. wide x 5 1/2 in. deep (10.2 x 14cm)
Type:
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19721138000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Rockets & Missiles
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9538e94d0-b55c-48fc-8206-c5da12e230c5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19721138000

Thruster, Liquid Fuel, Attitude Control, Mercury Spacecraft

Manufacturer:
Bell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Mainly stainless steel; plastic nozzle protective plug (removeable) inserted into nozzle.
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 in. wide x 6 in. deep (7.6 x 15.2cm)
Type:
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19721138009
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Rockets & Missiles
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9e4a5b109-0389-4e2f-847a-e7cc58525400
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19721138009

Badge, Identification, Bell Aircraft Corp.

Materials:
Steel
Paper
Plastic
Ink
Dimensions:
3-D: 4.4 × 1cm (1 3/4 × 3/8 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Inventory Number:
A19950484000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b4105766-4393-4dc8-9242-e68652b4e15b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19950484000
Online Media:

CGD-106 : Wake and Drag Investigations on Wings With and Without Sweep

Author:
Luetgebrune, H.  Search this
Issuing body:
Technische Hochschule Hannover. Institut für Aeromechanik und Flutechnik  Search this
Bell Aircraft Corporation  Search this
Ryan Aeronautical Company  Search this
Translator:
Skappel, Henry C. (Bell Aircraft)  Search this
Vandermeer, Will (Ryan Aeronautical)  Search this
Extent:
44 Frames
Container:
Reel 4, Item 11
Type:
Archival materials
Microform
Frames
Date:
March 1946 (Bell translation)
December 6, 1945 (Ryan translation)
Scope and Contents:
Two documents translated from H. Leutgebrune, "Nachlauf- und Widerstandsuntersuchungen an gepfeilten und ungepfeilten Tragflügeln," DLF FB 1672; ZWB classification P 31 11.

Bell Aircraft Corp report, March 1946. Translated by Henry C Skappel.

Ryan Aeronautical Co report 2334, December 6, 1945. Translated by Will Vandermeer.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm, Acc. XXXX.0408, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg29c2b12e5-6a61-456e-8ade-07596ff1d929
EDAN-URL:
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CGD-107 : Fundamentally New Means of Increasing the Performance of High Speed Aircraft

Author:
Zobel, Theo  Search this
Translator:
Skappel, Henry C. (Bell Aircraft)  Search this
Issuing body:
Bell Aircraft Corporation  Search this
Extent:
98 Frames
Container:
Reel 4, Item 12
Type:
Archival materials
Microform
Frames
Date:
October 1945
Scope and Contents:
Bell Aircraft Corp report BE-96, October 1945. Translated by H. C. Skappel from Theo Zobel, "Grundsätzlich neue Wege zur Leinstungssteigerung von Schnellflugzeugen," lecture given to the first scientific session of accredited mementer, March 13, 1944; published by The German Academy of Aviation Research, Vol.1079/44g.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm, Acc. XXXX.0408, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2f521d12e-83a7-4f23-9911-285720e524d8
EDAN-URL:
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CGD-108 : The Magnitude of Boundary Layer Temperatures, Heat Transfer Coefficients and Skin Temperatures of Vertically and Obliquely Launched A4 Missiles and of the A4b Glider

Author:
Kraus, Dr. (WVA)  Search this
Herrmann, B. (WVA)  Search this
Issuing body:
Wasserbau-Versuchsanstalt (WVA)  Search this
Bell Aircraft Corporation  Search this
Translator:
Skappel, Henry C. (Bell Aircraft)  Search this
Extent:
21 Frames
Container:
Reel 4, Item 13
Type:
Archival materials
Microform
Frames
Date:
November 1945
Scope and Contents:
Bell Aircraft Corp report, November 1945. Translated by H. C. Skappel from Dr. Kraus and B. Herrmann, "Diskussion der bei schrägem und senkrechten Schuss des A4, sowie bei der Gleiterbahn des A4b auftretenden Werte der Grenzschichttemperatur, Wärmeübergangszahl und Haupttemperatur," WVA, February 25, 1945.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm, Acc. XXXX.0408, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg26d4acf79-f7ec-4d1d-81b3-87d404b827ac
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0408-ref585

CGD-109 : High Speed Measurements on a Swept-Back Wing (Sweep Back Angle Λ=35°)

Author:
Göthert, B.  Search this
Issuing body:
Bell Aircraft Corporation  Search this
Extent:
58 Frames
Container:
Reel 4, Item 14
Type:
Archival materials
Microform
Frames
Date:
August 1, 1945
Scope and Contents:
Bell Aircraft Corp report, August 1, 1945. Free rendering of author's material (not literal translation) by Aeronautics Dept. from B. Göthert, DLF FB 1813.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm, Acc. XXXX.0408, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2e148dff6-222d-4b2c-81d5-d4bc89a8b844
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0408-ref586

CGD-112 : The Design of Lorin-Propulsion Units

Author:
Pabat, Otto, Dr.  Search this
Issuing body:
Focke-Wulf G.m.b.H.  Search this
Gasdynamische Versuchsanstalt (GDV)  Search this
Douglas Aircraft Company  Search this
Bell Aircraft Corporation  Search this
Translator:
Skappel, Henry C. (Bell Aircraft)  Search this
Extent:
73 Frames
Container:
Reel 4, Item 17
Type:
Archival materials
Microform
Frames
Date:
February 1946 (Bell translation)
Scope and Contents:
Two documents translated from Dr. Otto Pabst, "Die Auslegung von Lorin-Triebwerken," Focke-Wulf report 09041 / GDV report 41.

Douglas Aircraft Co translation, "The Design of Lorin-Propulsion Units."

Bell Aircraft Corp report, "Preliminary Design of Ram Jets," February 1946. Translated by Henry C. Skappel.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm, Acc. XXXX.0408, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg282f31906-e002-428b-ab30-a9e00281119e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0408-ref589

CGD-118 : Measurements of Pressure Distribution on Yawed Airfoils

Author:
Koch, G. (Lilienthal Gesellschaft)  Search this
Issuing body:
Lilienthal-Gesellschaft  Search this
Bell Aircraft Corporation  Search this
Extent:
12 Frames
Container:
Reel 4, Item 22
Type:
Archival materials
Microform
Frames
Scope and Contents:
Bell Aircraft Corp report BE-63. Free rendering of the material (not a literal translation) by the Aeronautics Dept, from G. Koch, Lilienthal-Gesellschaft report 156.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm, Acc. XXXX.0408, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2eda8430a-1d73-4ed8-83ad-b080c5fc1a72
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0408-ref595

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