Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether itís practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
  

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Contents

Big pit
1
Iron mines and mining
World's fastest airplane
8
Airplanes, Military
Grand slam in subs
13
United States Navy Submarine Forces, World War, 1939-1945 (Submarine operations)
Atomic bomb for war, atomic power for peace
18
Atomic bombs, Nuclear energy
Workin' on the railroad
20
Railroads (Track)
Billion dollars' worth of dams
65
Dams
Saved by the silk
72
Parachutes, Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc
Fleet under two flags
82
Great Britain Royal Navy, United States Navy, World War, 1939-1945 (Naval operations)
18th century clock case has electric works
89
Clocks, Electronic
Build this knock-down playhouse
97
Playhouses

Pickaback bridges
28
Military bridges, Bridges, Portable
Wandering magnetic pole is plotted by plane
32
Geomagnetism
Radar sees the unseen
34
Radar
Science is the umpire
44
Sports
High pressure diver
50
Jack BROWNE, Diving, Submarine
Putting warships through their paces
56
United States Navy Dept, Warships
Nine lives for battlewagons
60
Ships (Maintenance and repair), Warships

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