AERONAUTICS: Packard's Palm

Experts from the U. S. Navy Department have been visiting U. S. motor factories to inspect and test engines for a fleet of fighting planes ordered for the airplane carriers Lexington and Saratoga. Last week they announced they had found what they were looking for, a motor that they termed "the most striking engine development of modern times."

The palm went to Packard's "2 A-1,500," a motor originally designed to develop 450 h. p. at 1,800 revolutions a minute. In tests lately conducted at the Packard plant it had developed 600 h. p....

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