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The Fatigue Crack Growth behavior of new generation 2xxx aluminum alloys has been investigated at 223K in comparison to room temperature. Crack growth rates are not influenced by a cold and dry environment in the peak aged temper but are one order of magnitude slower in the naturally aged temper. Such retarded crack propagation is associated to a highly crystallographic crack path. Results are discussed on the basis of a model for intrinsic and environmentally assisted crack propagation.doi:10.1007/1-4020-4972-2_494 fatcat:aneeekiuhnanjekamie4sz2e5m