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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Noel Gayler pdf (43,584 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Noel Gayler
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (43,584 Bytes)
Date:
1981-01-05 (January 5, 1981)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Gayler, Noel
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence E
Box Number: 32
Folder Number: 139
Unique Identifier:
BBGBGH
Accession Number:
78
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1978-1984
Folder: Gayler, Noel
Transcript:
Adm. Gayler
Dear Noel, STOL Landing on carriers.
Crazy New Year's fantasy
(In fact a rediscovery of some old notes)
Would it help to provide lift as well as drag by pulsing air jets up from the runway in synhrony [sic] with the progress of the aircraft?
This is an adaptation of JATO but keeps the JATO unit(s) on the ground/deck, to avoid the obvious weight penalties.
The air cushion is intended to allow for steeper landings, less vulnerable to wind shear etc. And the "jets" might be solid fuel rocket engines. If we can get air tankers on and off ships we mitigate a lot of strategic problems.
Has this been looked [?] out?
Yours,
Joshua.
[stamped, JAN 5 1981]
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2007-01-05
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