1954 Bowman Gum : Power for Peace

1954 Bowman Gum : Power for Peace



Bowman's Power for Peace trading cards were released in 1954 by Bowman Gum and Haelan Laboratories, Inc. The 96-card series features recolored U.S. military photographs of early Cold War era aircraft, ships, and weapons. The American Card Catalog reference is R701-10. The Power for Peace card series is included in The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The cards are copyrighted "B. G. H. L. I." Each card measures 2.5 x 3.75 inches (6.3 x 9.5 cm), slightly taller than a modern trading card. One-card packs retailed for a penny and five-card packs were five cents. Each pack includes a piece of bubble gum. The series was also distributed in 15-card cellophane packs that include cards from the Television and Radio Stars of NBC series . Each repack box contains 36 cello packs.

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory sounding rocket Viking #4 is pictured on card #73. Viking #4 is the first object launched into space from a ship. The Martin RTV-N-12 rocket was fired from the deck of the USS Norton Sound (AV-111) near Jarvis Island in the South Pacific Ocean on May 12, 1950 . The card text incorrectly lists the date as April 1950. Viking #4 reached an apogee of 106.8 miles (172 km).

1954 Bowman Gum : Power for Peace #73 - Viking Number Four
"Viking Number Four"


A photograph of Viking #7 is featured on card #74. The Martin RTV-N-12 rocket was launched into sub-orbital space from White Sands LC33 on August 7, 1951. The rocket reached an apogee of 136 miles (219 km) , breaking the single-stage altitude record set by an American V-2. The card text incorrectly labels the test as "VIKING-9".

1954 Bowman Gum : Power for Peace #74 - 7 1/2 Ton Missile Makes 3900 mph
"7 1/2 Ton Missile Makes 3900 mph"


Checklist
1 Iceberg Patrol
2 Navy 's New Type PT
3 Supersonic Delta Wing Interceptor
4 One-eyed Photographic Giant
5 No Hot Air Here!
6 Seagull Spews Marines
7 Stratojet Take-off
8 Titanic Tank
9 PBY Answers SOS
10 Snorkel Jeep
11 Sees All - Hears All!
12 8 1/2 Ounce Duck Fights Fire
13 Saves - Sends - Serves
14 No Kick Here!
15 No Fooling - Refueling!
16 Army takes a Vest
17 Won Battle Stars In Two Areas
18 Marines Land Again!
19 Look Ma - No Hands!
20 TV on the Battlefront
21 Small Boats - Big Job!
22 Ammo Movers
23 6000 Pounds Of Thrust
24 Atomic Cannon Test
25 U.S.C.G. Cadets Cruise To Europe
26 New Amphibian Assault Vehicle
27 Unmanned "Matador" Takes Off
28 Citizen Soldiers
29 U.S.C.G.C. "Eagle" In Flight
30 Marines Inflate Boats Fast
31 Four F-84 Thunderjets Over Japan
32 3-in-One Machine Gun
33 U. S. Icebreakers Traverse Northwest Passage
34 FJ Furies in Flight
35 X-3 Flying Laboratory
36 Recoilless Rifles
37 New U. S. C. G. Patrol Boat
38 Phantom Jets Over Fort El Morro
39 Firebee - Turbo-Jet Target
40 The Barc - 60 Tons on 10 ft. Tires
41 That's My Buoy!
42 Aerial Curiosity Proves Its Worth
43 First Test of YH-16 Transporter
44 Mechanical Mule
45 Starfire on High
46 "Flying LST"
47 Modern Aerial Warrior
48 Tank Climbs 3 ft. Vertical Wall
49 Emergency Pressure Suit
50 Tanks for the Infantry
51 Lifesaver at "Pork Chop" Hill
52 New Amphibious Carrier Otter
53 "Mighty Mite"
54 Helicopter Flies off with 50 ft. Hangar
55 Marines Move Out!
56 Hot Spot
57 Rocket-launcher Proved Effective
58 Spotting Targets
59 "Honest John" Takes Off
60 The "Corporal" is Tough!
61 Guided Missile "Nike"
62 Helicopter flies 156,005 Miles Per Hour!
63 Large and Heavy - But Light!
64 Republic YF-841
65 Thunderstreak
66 Weather Station
67 Jet Jockies Scramble
68 Air Force Strato-Jet
69 The B-57 Can Sting!
70 140 Miles Up!
71 Air Vigil in Japan
72 Navy Test Center
73 Viking Number Four
74 7 1/2 Ton Missile Makes 3900 mph
75 Sperry "Sparrows" Hang From Skynight
76 F3H Demon
77 Divers Dig Up Dollars
78 A Man's Blood Boils Above 63,000 Feet
79 Soar Straight Up - Land on a Dime!
80 USS Perch in Artic Waters
81 This Nose Listens!
82 The "Coke Bottle"
83 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB42)
84 Armed Services go to Helicopters
85 The Baby of Battle Tested Planes
86 The Fighter is a Vertical Riser
87 Frogmen Swim a Mile - Then Win Fins
88 Over 15 miles Up!
89 USS Forrestal
90 16" Salvo from the "Mighty Mo"
91 USS Coral Sea (Cvb43)
92 Carrier Strike
93 Atomic Submarine - USS Nautilus
94 Hunter Killer Team
95 Baby Bomber
96 The Navy's Martin Marlin

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