Canned Airplane (Sep, 1947)
THE Navy has begun “canning” more than 2,000 surplus carrier and trainer aircraft, to preserve them in near fly-away condition for periods up to five years.
The “canning” process seals the complete planes, with wings folded, in metal containers constructed from 10-foot panels of corrugated steel.
In each “can” relative humidity is kept at 30 percent. Vapor-tight access doors afford entry for inspection, and glass windows allow easy reading of five instruments that indicate temperature and relative humidity.