AERONAUTICS: Big Planes

Rabelais' jocose giant Pantagruel, under whose tongue a whole army once hid, might find the 500-ft. U. S. plane now being designed no wonder. But certainly the Arabian roc, which carried off elephants for its nestlings as an eagle rapes a mouse, would shy from the monstrous thing U. S. engineers propose to build for $5,000,000. Who the financiers are, who the builders, was kept secret. That it was a bona fide project Harry Westcott of Westcott & Mapes, Inc., New Haven and Manhattan engineering firm, testified immediately after Governor John H. Trumbull...

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