AERONAUTICS: Diesel Day

Aeronautical eyes turned to Detroit this week, not so much for the All-American aircraft show there exhibited, as for six stock commercial airplanes there equipped with the 225 h. p., oil-burning Packard Diesel type engine. Largest of the six is a Ford all-metal transport, powered with three Packard Diesels in place of the Wright Whirlwinds customarily installed. Ford announced that Diesels would be optional equipment in future. So did Stinson Aircraft Corp. Chief virtues of the engine, which has been developed in the U. S....

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