Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether itís practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
  

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Contents

Planes of 1953
1
Airplanes (Design), Forecasting
Swim for your life
8
Life saving, Swimming
1400-mile river of oil
14
Petroleum pipelines
They pack the knock out punch
18
Warships, World War, 1939-1945 (Naval operations)
Fighter planes by special delivery
28
UNITED STATESArmy/Air transport command

Diamonds in overalls
34
Diamonds, Industrial
America's no. 1 war crop
40
Cotton
Machine guns from backyard arsenals
46
Submachine guns, Munitions (Great Britain), World War, 1939-1945 (Great Britain)
Get fit to fight
50
Servicemen (Physical fitness), Physical education
Army's little Hollywood
56
Motion picture studios, Motion pictures and the military, World War, 1939-1945 (Motion pictures)
With the Alaskan Jap-fighters
61
World War, 1939-1945 (Aleutian Islands (Alaska))
Cattail parachutes tested for wartime use
65
Cattails
New war baby
66
Television
O.K.--to a gnat's eyebrow! precision engineering
72
Accuracy, Measurement
Kit helps castaways obtain water from fish
77
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc
Bomber that fights anything
82
Airplanes, Military, World War, 1939-1945 (Aerial operations)
Inlay strips in letter holder reinforce sides
103
Desk furnishings
How to use a target rifle
104
Rifles, Shooting
ABC of paintbrush care
114
Paint brushes
All-wood baby carriage
119
Baby carriages
Better group photos
120
Portrait photography
Adjustable wedge collars for grooving
125
Grooving
Sign painting on trucks is easy with stencils
127
Sign painting
Three-wheel band saw has 22-in. throat
129
Saws and sawing
Boring machines
134
Drills
Service hints for home receivers
141
Radio receivers (Maintenance and repair)
Toothbrush twins
142
Radio receivers

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