National Affairs: 177 Bombers

With all the drop hammers of the world pounding on the anvils of war, the U.S.A. is not the quietest member of the chorus. Last week the U. S. Army placed the largest single order for military aircraft since the World War—177 twin-motored bombers costing $11,651,948.10. To Douglas Aircraft Co., Inc. of Santa Monica, Calif., already the world's largest aircraft factory with some 10,000 hands at work, went this huge contract, bringing the Douglas backlog of orders to $38,031,828.

Great Britain, France, Russia and Germany are aiming at airfleets of at least...

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