Foreign News: Redland's Interceptors

A bombing plane flying 170 m.p.h. at an altitude of 15,000 ft. would be over London dropping its bombs just ten minutes after it passed the English coast. Most combat planes now in use would take at least 16 minutes to climb 15,000 ft. from the ground. The Royal Air Force has at least one type of day bomber, the Hawker Hart with a secret steam-cooled engine, capable of a maximum speed of 187 m.p.h. So has France, so has Italy.* To counteract these speedy bombers British...

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