AUTOS: Mushrooming Nash

Progressive, independent automaker Nash-Kelvinator got into the big time for fair last week with a no-ceiling Navy order to build huge, fat-bellied flying boats for long-range ocean cargo service.

The completed plane will be a wartime version of the Vought-Sikorsky 30-ton, four-engined air yachts now used by American Export Airlines to wing over the Atlantic. It will have a 125-foot wingspread, a huge payload, a 4,000-mile range. Parts and sub-assemblies (everything except the engines) will be made in existing Nash plants, put together in a great plant now abuilding in New Orleans.

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