Bendix Aviation

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The Bendix Aviation Corporation is a manufacturer of aircraft parts. It was started by inventor Vincent Bendix in 1929 as a continuation of his auto parts company. Bendix ranked 17th among United States corporations in the value of wartime production contracts.[1] It was renamed to Bendix Corporation in 1960, and in 1983 was acquired by the Allied Corporation (later Allied Signal) and combined with King Radio (Company) company to form Bendix/King. Now owned by Honeywell, Bendix/King remains a brand of avionics.

One product made by Bendix was a Land Mine Detecting set for the US Army and US Air Force in July of 1952. The manual numbers for this portable detecting set is US Army manual number TM-5-9540 and US Air Force manual number TO39B-40-5. This set had audio and visual indications and operated on low volt batteries. This backpack style detecting set came with two probes, batteries, detecting plate, ple, and other basic electronics in an organized seal fiberglass box.

Bendix aviation masks and gauges were also modified and tested for use in diving and hyperbaric applications.[2][3]


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