The Naval Air Propulsion Center was established by the merger of the Naval Air Turbine Test Station (NATTS) and the Aeronautical Engine Laboratory (AEL). The AEL, established in 1915, was responsible for testing small gas turbine engines, auxiliary power units and engine starters. The NATTS's mission was the testing and evaluation of the turbojet, turboprop, ramjet, and pulsejet engines, accessories and components
United States. Navy
Capt. Edward Sturm / Naval Air Propulsion Center, Gift, 1982
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This accession consists of forty (40) boxes of technical publications from the United States Navy Naval Air Propulsion Center. The collection consists of mostly AEL/AED Formal Reports. There are also some Letter Report Numbers and miscellaneous files containing reports on Lycoming and Wasp engines.
Airplanes -- Turbine-propeller engines
Aeronautics -- Research
Pratt & Whitney Wasp engines
United States Navy Naval Propulsion Center Technical Publications, Accession number XXXX-0526, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
National Air and Space Museum Archives