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Published Bi-monthly By Wright Aeronautical Corporation Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.A. Format 8-1/2" x 11-1/2" with 20 pages.

Trade Winds 1940 02
Trade Winds 1940 02
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Trade Winds 1940 03
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Trade Winds 1940 04
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Trade Winds 1941 04
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Trade Winds 1941 08
Trade Winds 1941 08
Vol. 5 No. 9 ....... Cover: Two of the four Wright Cyclone 18's of 2,000 horsepower each, in the nacelles of the B-19 ..... Contents: Army's Medium Tanks Powered By Wright Whirlwinds Rolling Off Assembly Lines For National Defense ..... B-19 - Wright Engineers' Four Years In Field Laboratory Contributes To Successful Flight of Douglas B-19 ..... Expansion of Caldweel-Wright Airport Enlarges Runways and Service Shops for Biggest Planes ..... Brewster "Buffalos" Guard R.A.F. Singapore Base ..... Navy's New Curtiss SNC-1 Fills Gap Between Trainer and Fighter Planes ..... Wright Aeronautical Credit Union Ten Years Old ..... Perry W. Brown - Assistant Works Manager ..... Purely Personnel

Trade Winds 1941 10
Trade Winds 1941 10
Vol. 5 No. 11 ....... Cover: British Hudson Bomber ..... Contents: War History Made As Wright-Powered Hudson Bomber Captures German U-Boat In Atlantic Single-Handed ..... Wings Over Dixie - Delta, The "Trans-Southern Route", Grew From Crop Dusting Run ..... Giant Horizontal Test Cells, Three Stories High, Ready To Test Engines Up To 3,000 Horsepower ..... Wright Cyclone 9's - Power Ships of Commerce and Defense ..... As Modern As Its Architecture, Cincinnati Office Places Paper Work On "Straight Line Production" ..... Wright Families Find WAMBA "A Friend in Need"; Association Now Pays $250,000 in Claims Yearly ..... Ken Sutton, General Superintendent, Directs Production in Wright Plants ..... Sky Leviathan - U. S. Navy's New Cyclone-Powered Flying Battleship To Undergo Flight Tests At Middle River Next Month ..... Purely Personnel ..... Exhaust Fumes

Trade Winds 1941 11
Trade Winds 1941 11
Vol. 5 No. 12 ....... Cover: The "American Clipper" of Pan American Airlines ..... Contents: Flight Engineer Rounds Out the Crew by Kenneth J. Boedecker ..... One Year Ago & Today! - Cornfield to Mass Production in A Single Year - That's the Story of Wright's Cincinnati Division ..... Whirlwind Powered ..... Cylinder Heads by the Mile ..... Twenty Years Ago ..... Airlines, Army and Navy Send Key Men to Engine Lectures ..... He's Had A Ringside Seat In Aviation Since 1908 ( Walter Wood Bishop ) ..... Purely Personnel ..... Exhaust Fumes

Trade Winds 1941 12
Trade Winds 1941 12
Vol. 6 No. 1 ....... Cover: Eleanor Breen, Wright Aero Girl Guide, pauses before a Cyclone 14 on her rounds of escorting visitors to offices of the Paterson Plants. Eleanor and 27 other girls have gone to work to relive men for productive jobs on defense necessities ..... Contents: Flying Battleship - Built by Martin, "Mars" is World's Largest Seaplane, Developing 8000 Horsepower from Four Cyclone 18's. ..... Earliest of the Radials - Engine Invented by C.M. Manly Forty Years Ago, Basis for Present-day Cyclones and Whirlwinds. ..... Wright Power for the "K's" - Whirlwinds Propel Largest of the Blimps, Built to Extend Navy's Offshore Patrol. ..... The World's Largest Landplane and Seaplane use Wright Cyclones ..... Overtime Worker: - The X-Ray is Busy Round-the-Clock "X-ographing" to Maintain Engine Quality ..... Buck for Britain - Employees' Gift of Two Cyclone 14's Now Serve R.A.F. in Sterling Bomber. ..... Hobbies that Helped - Model Gasoline Engine and a Truck Coupling Device Are Among Latest Contributions of Wright Craftsmen. ..... Puts 'em Together - M. F. Gemme Holds the Stop Watch on 8752 Parts That Come Together to Form a Cyclone 14. ..... Purely Personnel ..... Exhaust Fumes

Trade Winds 1942 02
Trade Winds 1942 02
Vol. 6 No. 3 ....... Cover: Before they even come near to an airplane, Wright Cyclones are "test run" for many hours under the vigilant, instrument-guided supervision of engineers like this man ..... Contents: Aerial Odyssey ( Pacific Clipper flies 24,686 miles to get home ) ..... The "B" Line ( Braniff ) ..... Uplifters ( Superchargers ) ..... Houseware Helps Build a Cyclone ..... Cyclone Combustion ..... Aluminum Raincoat ..... A "First" For Kansas (1st B-25 off new plant) ..... Purely Personnel ..... Exhaust Fumes

Trade Winds 1942 04
Trade Winds 1942 04
Vol. 6 No. 5 ....... Cover: On a guided trip through fhe Wright Aeronautical plant, two aviation chief machinists' mates of the Navy, as service school students, watch an assembly operation ..... Contents: 100% is Passing ..... While Others Sleep ..... College of Engines ..... Planes and People in the News ..... On U-Boat Patrol by Sherman B. Altick ..... Brazil to Make Whirlwinds ..... Tail Winds ..... Purely Personnel ..... Exhaust Fumes

Trade Winds 1942 06
Trade Winds 1942 06
Vol. 6 No. 7 ....... Cover: Once she operated a permanent waving machine now Gloria Shurk, ex-beautician, operates an articulated rod miller at Wright Aeronautical ..... Contents: Freighters of the Sky ..... Historic Step in Aviation ( Forged Cylinder Heads ) ..... PCA - Serving the Capitals of Industry ( Pennsylvania-Central Airlines ) ..... Hair Splitters ( Quality Control ) ..... Now They Run Big Machines Tools ( Women ) ..... Army's First Air Cooled ( Radial Engine ) by S. Paul Johnston ..... The Scrap Pile goes to War ..... Tail Winds ..... Purely Personnel ..... Exhaust Fumes

Trade Winds 1942 08
Trade Winds 1942 08
Vol. 6 No. 8 ....... Cover: Grumman's Avenger, Cyclone-powered Navy torpedo plane, has been doing considerable avenging in the Pacific. A description of this potent aerial weapon is found in the story "Flying Destroyer" on page 15. ..... Contents: Keeping 'em Flying in North Africa ..... Yesterday's Dream Flies ( Martin "Mars" ) ..... Studebaker Building Cyclones ..... "Know-How" does it ( PAA's Clippers ) ..... 1A - and Rarin' to Go ..... Vital Cogs ..... Flying Destroyer - Navy's New Avenger ..... Tail Winds ..... Purely Personnel ..... Exhaust Fumes

Trade Winds 1942 10
Trade Winds 1942 10
Vol. 6 No. 9 ....... Cover: Rippling in the breeze, Wright Aeronautical's red, white and blue "E" pennant flies over the Ohio Plant just under Old Glory. See "The Making of an "E" on page 10. Cover photo by David Tondow..... Contents: Footnote on the Future - In Speeding Movement between Two Members of the United Nations with its new Mexico City link, American Airlines Provides Yet Another Clue to the Vast Range of Tomorrow's Tonnage Transport. ..... Wings for a Warring Brazil - Air Power to its Newest Member of the United Nations is Vital for Victory Today, and for Commercial Progress Tomorrow. ..... Hudson builds Cyclone parts - A Veritable River of Accurately finished Cyclone Parts Streams with Such Things as Fuselage Sections and Mine Anchors from the Vast, Converted, War-working Plants of Hudson Motor Co. ..... Making Winter to Fight Winter - To Keep 'em Flying in a Global War that Knows no Weather Zones, Wright Aeronautical Engineers Don Fur Suits and Face Protectors to Watch Performance of Ice-clad Cyclones in Artificial Arctic. ..... The Making of an "E" ..... Cyclone Scientists - Lab Technicians Help to Make Better Cyclones, Faster, by Such Work as... ..... "Ersatz" That's Better - Whether it's Plastic Baffles, Pliofilm Shipping Covers, "Synthetic" Foundry Sand, or Neoprene Oil Seals, Substitutes in Cyclone-Making Have One Thing in Common, They're Better Than the Original. ..... Tail Winds ..... Purely Personnel ..... Exhaust Fumes

Trade Winds 1942 12
Trade Winds 1942 12
Vol. 6 No. 9 ....... Cover: B-25s ..... Contents: Facing the Issue ..... Leaders of the Army Air Forces ..... The Life and Times of Army Aviation - Thirty-two years ago the Army paid the Wright Brothers $30,000 for the world's first military plane. Today, descendants of that powered box-kite by the ten-thousands are making the AAF a terror to the Axis. ..... Air Transport ...Unlimited - World's largest "airline" is the AAF's Air Transport Command, which flies its thousands of planes to all continents burdened with everything from capsules of vaccine to heavy maintenance equipment. ..... Cyclones - in Action! - Bullet-riddled, raced in combat far beyond normal limits, flown in the cold of Alaska, the heat of Africa, and the vast distances of the Pacific, these mighty power plants are serving the AAF as dependably as they serve the airlines. ..... Bomber Base - Somewhere in the Pacific - This is the type of hand-hewn, home-made jungle flying field from which scores of the AAF's Cyclone-powered Boeing Flying Fortresses are raining bombs on the Japs, with devastating results. ..... Cyclone Schooling for Soldiers - Wright Aeronautical converts a sturdy old silk mill into a new Army Technical Training School for AAF Maintenance, complete on a grand scale with barracks, instruction shops, study halls and a battery of test cells. ..... Engine Overhaul - By the Acre - A Glimpse at the Service Overhaul Shop of a Typical Huge Army "Depot." ..... Purely Personnel ..... Exhaust Fumes

Trade Winds 1943 02
Trade Winds 1943 02
Vol. 6 No. 10 ....... Cover: The outlook of United Nations' aircraft, "Enough on time" is symbolized by this "composograph" prepared for "Trade Winds" around a photograph by Robert Nesmith Associates. The winging shadows are those of North American B-25's the "Mighty Mitchells." ..... Contents: Facing the Issue ..... The war against "Too Late" - Before Airliners Could Fly on Precise Schedules, the Airlines Aircraft Manufacturers, and Wright Aeronautical Worked out Techniques that Made Possible Time-table Passenger Flying, Air Transport of Perishable Goods, and Today, Mass Bombing Raids. ..... The Mighty Mitchells - First Allied Bombers to Raid Tokyo, the Mitchell Bombers, Cyclone-Powered North American B-25's, are now Smashing Hard at the Axis in Every Major Arena of this Global War. ..... "Crankshaft by Ohio" - Ohio Crankshaft, Veteran Manufacturer of the Tough Steel Members which Translate Piston Strokes into Horsepower, Makes Use of its "Know How" to Make these Parts for Cyclones. ..... War Birds - Meet a Fighting Family, the Cyclone-Powered Fighters, Bombers, and Transport Planes of the Army and Navy. They Have Blasted German War Plants, Bombed Tokyo, Sent Jap Aircraft Carriers to the Bottom, Prowled the Seas for Subs, Guarded American Convoys in the Atlantic and Smashed Jap Convoys in the Pacific. ..... Washington Office - Headquarters of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation in the Nation's Capital is a Coordinating Agency on Many Matters of Wright Aeronautical and the Users of Wright Engines. ..... Clipper makes History - Saving Many Days' Time, Cyclone-Powered Boeing 314 of Pan-American Airways Flies President Roosevelt to Precedent-Shattering War Strategy Conference of Allied Leaders in French Morocco. ..... Bottleneck Breaker - To Save Valuable Time and Use Their Joint Resources to Best Advantage, Curtiss-Wright and Other Leading Manufacturers Concentrate on All-Out War Effort Through the East Coast Aircraft War Production Council. ..... Purely Personnel ..... Exhaust Fumes

Trade Winds 1943 04
Trade Winds 1943 04
Vol. 6 No. 11 ....... Cover: These are "Hams" of crude rubber for shipment by air transport from the Amazon jungles to rubber-hungry America. See the story "Bulk Cargoes by Plane" on Page 8. ..... Contents: Front Lines ..... Air Action at New Guinea ..... Crankcases by Otis Elevator - Pioneer in Its Own Kind of Vertical Transportation, Otis Enters a New Field for the Duration, Starting from Scratch to Make, as Part of Its War Job, Thousands of Cyclone Crankcases. ..... Bulk Cargoes by Plane - War Accelerates the Trend Toward Balk Item Transport which Began Long before Hostilities with the Movement of Such Things as Lobsters, Felt Hats, Furs, Fresh Flowers. ..... "A-20's do it Again!" - From the Jungles of New Guinea, the Coast of England, and the Sands of Africa, this Laconic Report Proves That Well-Built Planes and Powerful Cyclones are Hard-hitting Weapons. ..... The Ohio Plant, Today - Started in 1940, and Now Completing a Vast Post-Pearl Harbor Expansion, Wright Aeronautical's Midwestern Plant, Building Cyclone 14's, Has Become a Major Source for Warplane Engines. ..... Might is Light - Flyweight Metals such as Aluminum Help Make Possible the Cyclone's Pound-per-horsepower, the Goal of Engineers for More than 20 Years. Once a "Precious Metal," Research Shaved its Price to 1 35th Old Cost. ..... Purely Personnel ..... Exhaust Fumes

Trade Winds 1943 06
Trade Winds 1943 06
Vol. 6 No. 12 ....... Cover: The ocean of air is the Navy's newest element. In this striking Navy official photo a seaman is taking the pulse of this vast bounding main. ..... Contents: Front Lines ..... Leaders of Naval Aviation ..... Naval Aviation Then and Now - In Peacetime, Partner in Much Aeronautical Pioneering: in Wartime, Hard-hitting Striking Force That Has Carried This War at Five Mile a Minute Back to the Enemy in Combat Areas of Both Hemispheres - That's Naval Aviation. ..... Anything , Anywhere - And Anytime: That's the Unofficial Slogan of Navy Transport, which in World War II Has Flown in 0' 0' Visibility Such Cargoes as One-half Billion Dollars, Shipwreck Survivors, Crankshafts, Depth Charges, Engines, Fire-fighters, and Steak and Ice Cream. ..... Devil Dogs with Wings - Marines Winged Japs at Ten-to-One Odds, Sank Warships with Fighters, Rolled up Superman Scores. Now with More Planes - Including Cyclone-Powered TBF's and SBD-3's - They Have Great Expectations. ..... Final Exam - Best Way to Prove Engine and Plane Make a Perfect Team Is to Fly Them Together, so Wright Aero Puts Power Plants through Paces at its Own Extensive Flight Test Section. ..... The Good Samaritan goes to war - Organized in 1915 to Hunt for Dismasted Schooners Coast Guard Aviation Grew to Shore-Ranging, Cyclone-Powered Aerial Watchdog, Bent Mostly on Missions of Mercy. Today, Coast Guard Planes Prowl Daily for U-Boats and Torpedoed Merchantmen. ..... The Cyclone 14 - Developed with Close Cooperation of the Navy, this Pioneer among High-horsepower, long-range Power Plants came Years ahead of Normal Expectations, Helped Prepare for War Tonnage Transport. ..... It Takes All Kinds - And All Kinds of Operations, to Man the Manifold Jobs of Naval Aviation. Here Are a Few of the Activities of Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Air Arms. ..... Purely Personnel ..... Exhaust Fumes

Trade Winds 1943 10
Trade Winds 1943 10
Vol. 7 No. 2 ....... Cover: Old 299's grandson is the hardest hitting bomber of the all, the Boeing Flying Fortress. Barbed with guns on all sides, the Fort in this latest model has added a "chin" gun station in the nose. Photo by Boeing ..... Contents: Front Lines ..... Cyclone 18 - Most Powerful of its Kind Yet Announced, the New "3350" Cyclone 18 Comes upon the Scene in Time to be the Power Plant for Super-Bombers in Time to be Available for Post-War Tonnage Transport. ..... British Overseas Airways Corporation - Such Items as War Goods, War Correspondents, War Agency Officials, Fill the Cyclone-powered Boeing 314's which British Overseas Airways Is Flying over Half the World Today, Tomorrow It Will Be Commercial Cargoes, and Hemisphere-hopping Commuters. ..... Cyclone Parts by Eaton - Eaton Manufacturing in War as in Peace Builds a Whole Catalog of Parts for Engines and Motor Vehicles. But Basically It Has Just One Line, Precision Products. ..... Fabulous Facts About Cyclones ..... Old 299's Grandson - This is the Boeing Flying Fortress, Descendant of Boeing's Successful Efforts in the Middle '30's to Streamline Air Transports, Give Them the Endurance of Long-Range Single-Seaters, and the Speed of Pursuit Ships. Today the B-17 Cyclone Powered, is Paying Dividends on that Investment in Development Work. By Tom Collins ..... Machines that Make Machines - These are the Monsters that Drone Away Far Behind the Lines, Never Fire a Shot, Never Get Near the Enemy, But without which this War of Mechanized Weapons Could Not Be. ..... Wright around the World - A few picture-stories of the doings of Wright Engines and Wright-powered war equipment in the Global War. ..... Purely Personnel ..... Exhaust Fumes

Trade Winds 1944 02
Trade Winds 1944 02
Vol. 7 No. 3 ....... Cover: Like so many other tangible things, air transport is a product of industry - the industry of huge plants and tall chimneys; in this case, the aviation engine industry. Theme photo for "The Industry's Contribution," by Robert I. Nesmith ..... Contents: The Navy's Freighters that Fly ..... Canadian Pacific ( Air Lines ) ..... Acres of Engines ..... The Engine according to: ..... The Camera Catches Up - High Speed Motion Picture Photography ..... The Industry's Contribution ..... For Quick Warm-Up - Cold Weather ..... Purely Personnel ..... Exhaust Fumes

Trade Winds 1944 10 09
Trade Winds 1944 10 09
Vol. 8 No. 1 ....... Cover: 25th Anniversary Issue ..... Contents: A Silver Anniversary of Power: Twenty Five Years of Progress - Some views on the fruits of twenty-five years of toil by the men and women of the "Wright Aeronautical Corporation, premier Aircraft engine company, direct descendant of the 'Wright Brothers' first aviation enterprise. ..... They had the ideas: The Engineers - The Planners ..... Ideas become Engines: The Workers and their Tools ..... A Gallery of Air Power - Presenting A Series of Paintings of Wright-Powered "Firsts" in World War II by Frank Lemon ..... Yesterday's Engine Factory ..... Engines become Air Power: The Outside World ..... Today and Tomorrow: War and Post-War

Trade Winds 1944 12
Trade Winds 1944 12
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Trade Winds 1945 02
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