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By S. Pradeep

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It is said in so much flight dynamics texts that the phugoid approximations supply negative estimates whereas the fast interval approximations are actual. The survey during this paper finds that there are at the least 5 approximations to the phugoid. the level of departure of every of those from the precise price is decided for a reasonably huge database representing a variety of airplane in several flight stipulations. it's stumbled on that the majority of them are insufficient in predicting the phugoid features competently. still, approximations to the phugoid frequency that appear to have remained left out are noticeable to be exemplary. however, no useful approximation exists for the phugoid damping. With this history, a clean approximation for the phugoid mode is placed forth herein. it truly is derived via equating the coefficients of the made of the fast interval equation (which has been proven to be very actual) and the phugoid equation (as but unknown) to the coefficients of the fourth-order attribute polynomial. the hot approximation is proven to be exact.

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All of these airplanes were originally designed as civilian passenger transports . Until virtually the end of the war, the Air Corps depended on converted passenger planes and converted bombers. None of the newly ordered "K planes had been delivered at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack . To manage this growing force properly the Materiel Division recommended the creation of a transport wing, providing a definite military chain of command for the three groups assigned to the division, and the three groups awaiting permanent stations and assignment to the Combat Air Command (the GHQ's new name) .

5 119. Chief of the Air Corps to adjutant general, War Department, lett-, November 1940 ; R . E. Fraile, adjutant general, War Department, to commanding general, Fifth Corps Area, letter, subject: Constitution and Organization of 50th Transport Wing, 8 January 1941 . 120. Craven and Cate, The Arm_v Air Forces in World War /1, 7:4 . 121 . Ibid . 25 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK CHAPTER 2 Worldwide Airlift in the War Years A new era opened in the development of air transportation when President Franklin D .

16 . Maj Gen Mason Patrick . chief of Air Service, to the adjutant general, War Department, letter, subject: Air Service Legislation, 9 June 1924 . 17 . Futrell, Ideas, Concepts . Doctrine, 29 . 18 . Ibid . 19 . Maj Gen Mason Patrick, chief of the Air Corps, to the adjutant general, War Department, letter, subject : Necessity for an Increase in the Number of Planes Allowed the Air Corps by the Act of July 2, 1926 . 30 November 1927 . 20 . Ibid . ; Brig Gen Benjamin Foulois, acting chief of the Air Corps, to adjutant general .

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