Transport: Ambitious Amphibian

Over Dayton, Ohio, last week curvetted three new little airplanes, undergoing rigorous U. S. Army Air Corps tests in its present search for an advanced type training plane. Two of the entries were from factories which have long supplied the Army with good planes (North American, Northrop). They were therefore less interesting to onlookers than the third competitor, a stubby little monoplane entered by Seversky Aircraft Corp., a five-year-old firm which in the past twelvemonth has mushroomed from almost nothing to top-notch military importance.

Seversky Aircraft Corp. is named for its 42-year-old founder,...

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