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Ready On the Line

Inspection and maintenance of airplane
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Joseph Hirsch; C.1943; Framed Dimension 33H X 49W
Accession #: 88-159-FB as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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But first, before the Navy gives its airplanes into the hands of the crews, a rigid schedule of inspection and maintenance must be observed. This is the 30-hour check, when plane captain and his crew swarm over their Beechcraft transport to insure airworthiness. The engine, propeller, cowling, skin, controls, rudders--every part is checked and inspected for the effects of wear and weather. Note here the quartet beneath the empennage going over every inch of the elevator and its controls.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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