AIR: Heavy-Gunned Dreadnought

A new conception of the warplane is emerging in Europe. Today it is the Flying Fortress (B17) and Liberator (B-24). Tomorrow it will be the air dreadnought —not only capable of bombing the earth below but able and eager to fight anything aloft.

The present Fortress is such a plane in embryo. But it is only the forerunner. The 1943 planes will have bigger bomb loads (probably ten tons or better), longer ranges, even more anti-fighter fire power. It was to such planes that President Roosevelt referred in part last week when he...

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