AERONAUTICS: World's Largest

World's Largest:

The Barling Bomber carries 5,000 lbs. of bombs, 6 tons of gasoline, has a gross weight of 20 tons. Its three huge wings measure 120 feet from tip to tip and is propelled through the air by six Liberty motors with combined power of 2,400 horsepower. On its maiden trip, Lieutenant Harold H. Harris of McCook Field flew over Dayton, O., at an altitude of 2,500 feet and a speed of more than 90 miles per hour with complete confidence and without the shadow of a mishap. Even the most blasé Army pilots...

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