BUAER, meanwhile, searched for an aviator qualified in aerodynamics and capable of supervising the radio equipment R&D.
In 1938, the chief of BUAER sent congratulations to the chief of BUENG on the performance of NRL equipment in drone tests.
The third aircraft from Lrip-III (c/n 90025, BuAer 165839), which had been delivered to the Marine Corps in 2001, was later converted to become the first CV-22B (serial 99-0021), which included substituting different radios and adding a terrain-following radar.
Caption: Proximity trials to assess the Osprey's tanker potential employed MV-22B BuAer 165942, c/n 0043, registration N204TR from Marine Tiltrotor Test & Evaluation Squadron VMX-22 Argonauts based at Mcas New River, North Carolina.
20, 1927, BuAer
Correspondence; Log Book USS Lexington, entry for Mar.
4, box 4025, file NP11, Bureau of Aeronautics, General Correspondence, 1925-42, Record Group 72, National Archives [hereafter cited as BuAer
BuAer produced an "outline specification" for what became the AJ Savage carrier bomber in January 1946.
Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics had watched the progress of the RN's work, and he knew that engineers in BuAer were interested in it.
BuAer issued a request for proposals to industry for such aircraft in 1948 and tested two unique experimental models in 1954-55.
Over a period of less than five years, the AJ-1 Savage was pushed prematurely into operations, the Bureau of Ships spent many man-years on the design of a "super" carrier, BuAer solicited bids for what became the A3D, and Navy pilots flew their P2V-3Cs off Midway and its two sisters.
37) As we have already noted, Pride had refused to support the flexdeck concept, but he quickly embraced the concept of the angled flight deck--an idea that BuAer had considered in the 1930s for a combination cruiser/small-carrier design.
In the Evaluation Division his tasks included coordinating design requirements for all naval aircraft, conducting design competitions and selecting the best design for contract acquisition, and working with the BUAER
team, as well as with Army/Air Force, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (predecessor of today's NASA) and aircraft industry engineers.