AERONAUTICS: Fastest, Costliest

One phase of the Army Air Corps program is to be able to send officers and supplies to any Army base in the U. S. or its near possessions in ten hours. Last week Detroit Aircraft Corp. delivered to the Army its bid for fulfillment of that plan: a "cleaned up" Lockheed with new landing gear devoid of all but two exposed struts; a cowled Wasp engine with supercharger. Speed claimed: 210 m.p.h.— "fastest transport plane in the world." To Commander Glen Kidston, rich British sportsman, Detroit Aircraft was to ship this...

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