Transport: Lost Secrets

Two months ago, a new Northrop low-wing monoplane, built for the U. S. Army at a cost of $100,000, took off from a Los Angeles airport. Because it was expected to fly high above enemy guns at a superspeed of 325 m.p.h., revolutionizing offense tactics and giving the U. S. the finest pursuit plane in the world, the new fighter was shrouded in military secrecy, instructed not to fly out of sight of the airport. Nonetheless, Army Reserve Pilot Arthur H. Skaer roared away up the coast...

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