Transport: Caribou

One sunbright afternoon last week Imperial Airways' 24-ton, clean-bodied Caribou cleaved a spuming white wake through Southampton harbor, rose and winged northwest on the first flight of her long-planned transatlantic mail service. Three hours later she put in briefly at the Foynes, Eire marine base, rose again trailing a weighted line for a refueling maneuver never before attempted in commercial transport service. Above her silvery-sleek spine flew an ugly, dark-snouted bomber converted into an air-going tanker. At some 500 feet the tanker's ejector flung out a grapnel. It hooked around the Caribou's...

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