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Locating NACA Reports

Locating NACA Reports

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was created in 1915 and was renamed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1958.

  • National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics - This is the UK archive of digitised NACA Reports maintained by the AERADE team.
     
  • NACA collection - via NASA Technical Reports Server
    • Aircraft Circulars (AC) - Reprints of articles giving specifications of individual aircraft, often from other countries.
    • Annual Reports (AR) - Contain NACA’s Annual Report to Congress as well as Technical Reports produced in that year.
    • Control Reports (CR)
    • Technical Memorandum (TM) - Reprinted reports from other laboratories, often translations from foreign languages.
    • Technical Notes (TN) - Report partial results or material of narrower interest. Selected information from these reports was often analyzed and refined for later publication in the more formal Technical Report series.
    • Reports (TR) - Also called NACA Technical Reports (TR). Usually the final report on a project, summarizing earlier interim reports.
    • Research Memorandum (RM) - Less formal reports issued to meet the need for rapid dissemination of aeronautical information.
    • Wartime Reports (WR) - Published after World War II to make more widely available wartime research that had been previously issued in restricted series.

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