AERONAUTICS: World's Largest Plane

The Barling Bomber is being assembled by the Army Air Service at McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio. It has a wing spread of 120 feet, a height of 28 feet, measures 65 feet from nose to tail. Fully loaded, the bomber weighs 20 tons, is propelled by six Liberty motors with a total of 2,400 horsepower, dwarfs every airplane built up to this day. To keep the dimensions within reasonable limits, three wings are used to give the enormous carrying capacity required. The plane represents an investment of half-a-million dollars, and since the...

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