Aeronautics: Fast Ford Freight

Through the aviation industry last week ran a sensational rumor: Ford Motor Co., a pioneer in building trimotored airplanes and a principal producer of them today, was "swinging around from trimotored to single-motored theory." As evidence, the report stated, Ford's airplane division was inviting its users to turn in their ships for conversion into single-motored jobs, with a 600 h. p. Cyclone or Hornet engine to replace the three 200 h. p. Whirlwinds. Supposed result: increased payload and speed. Supposed significance : that after five years of tri-motor production the company...

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