Transport: Sky Tiger

When Buffalo's publicity wise Bell Aircraft Corp. delivered a single experimental super bomber-fighter to the U. S. Army Air Corps last July they dubbed it Airacuda—air for its medium; acuda, from barracuda, that giant warm-ocean pike-like fish noted as a tireless, reckless, vicious killer. To Airacuda Bell Aircraft proudly added a mixed-metaphoric subtitle "Tiger of the Skies." Last week, Army pilots who were testing it at Wright Field, Dayton, found it indeed a "tiger."

Two pusher propellers mounted behind the big Allison engines lift Airacuda swiftly to more than 30,000 feet, speed it...

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