AERONAUTICS: Romantic Rumpler

There was comment on "the previousness of Herr Rumpler"—Herr Manager Rumpler of the famed Rumpler Airplane Works, Germany—when he addressed the Society for the Scientific Study of Aircraft Development at Dusseldorf last week. But knowing Herr Rumpler's proven abilities, and chary of trusting even their doubts, people listened respectfully to the marvel he related.

The time had come, Herr Rumpler said, to build an enormous airplane that he had designed, a plane with ten 28-cylinder motors capable of 10,000 total horsepower; with wings each spanning 400 feet, in which there would be...

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