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

Our new schools of war
1
United States Army (Education), Mechanics (Persons)
Knife-edged streamliner hits 100-mile speed
6
Locomotives
Keeping 'em flying
8
Flags, American flag
Flying ferry for tanks: Lockheed's Constellation transport plane
12
Airplanes, Military transport
Keep the patient comfortable
14
Nurses and nursing

Mirrors pipe the sun to lab 90 feet below
17
Solar radiation
It's raining soldiers
19
United States Army (Parachute troops)
Set 'er down in your back yard
28
Igor Sikorsky, Helicopters
Mystery of the common cold
34
Cold (Disease), Medical research
Backyard flock will solve your meat problem
40
Poultry
Sailors of the air fly barrage balloons
46
Balloons, Military
Running the ice blockade
50
United States Coast Guard, Ice breaking vessels, Great Lakes
Navy's fighting seabees
58
United States Navy Construction Battalions
Sky sweepers on the alert
62
Anti-aircraft guns, Searchlights
First aid for guns and tackle
66
Fishing tackle, Firearms
R.A.F. tries out a downed German fighter
72
Airplanes, Military (Germany)
Shakedown cruise
76
Shipping, Shipbuilding
Soup's on at the zoo
82
Brookfield Zoo (Ill.), Animals (Food and feeding)
Getting the most from your boat
110
Sailboats, Sailing
How to prepare your skis for summer storage
117
Skiing
When, where and how to prune
119
Pruning
Diamond ornaments turned on spherical work
125
Turning (Machine work)
Copying table has built-in projector
126
Drawing boards, tables, etc, Projectors
Foot-powered scroll saw
131
Saws and sawing
Height gauge to center tool bits
135
Centering (Positioning), Gages
Conserve metal by repairing shop tools
138
Machine tools
Operating horizontal motor in vertical position
145
Electric motors
Check viscosity for better spray finishing
147
Paint spraying and sprayers, Viscosity
Universal testing bridge measures unmarked parts
150
Radio receivers (Testing)
Classroom demonstrator for radio training
152
Radio engineering (Study and teaching)

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