: a light strong alloy of aluminum, copper, manganese, and magnesium
Examples of duralumin in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe wings and fuselage were constructed from corrugated duralumin, a light, strong alloy of aluminum, copper, manganese, and magnesium, while the landing gear and bracing were all steel.
Laurie Gwen Shapiro, Longreads, 16 Jan. 2018 Close will take with her that ultra lightweight duralumin tray her mother received, made from the same material so much of the aircraft was to help keep it in the air.
John Marks, charlotteobserver, 10 May 2017 Then came the PCA-1A, which cut weight using duralumin tubing instead of steel construction, and fabric covering the wings instead of plywood.
Alex Davies, WIRED, 3 July 2014
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