15 photographs from a release entitled “Canned Horsepower” of 27 April, 1947. The images relate to the preservation of aircraft engines in NAS Pearl Harbor and the largest “engine cannery” in the Pacific. Shown are steps in preservation of large double-row radial engines, including some disassembly, as well as the Overhaul and Repair Department of the station. Also seen as an F6F Hellcat, Navy barge YC-948, and VADM H.B. Sallada. Notations on the images include the canning process, developed in the latter part of the war, as a result for the search for a more efficient and less costly method of storing engines until they are needed of r actual use. The canning process eliminated deterioration factors in the cost of storage.
5 photographs concerning icing test of jet engine (in an FH “Phantom” fighter) atop Mount Washington, New Hampshire in winter of 1947-1948. Views show the test facility, winter ice, snow conditions, cold weather clothing and the plane tested.
2 photographs showing the salvage of aluminum from scrapped aircraft, April 1948. Views show aluminum ingots made from cut up and melted down planes.
4 photographs on experimental aircraft navigation and cockpit instrument lighting. The images show differences in visibility between conventional methods and experimental ones, June 1948. The plane shown is an SNJ.
2 photographs on tests of a “hydro-flap” devise for land-based patrol planes, intended to increase crew survival chances during at-sea ditching. January 1948. Views show a model XP4M-1 plane being dunked at a tank at Langley Field (N.A.C.A. facility) with and without the hydro-flap in use.