AIR: Speed Facts

From Britain's The Aeroplane U. S. citizens last week learned some things about their own military airplanes that they had not found out from the home press (see p. 46). They learned that Allison-powered U. S. pursuit planes were faster than any European fighters in the 1,000 h.p. class, but slower than the new 2,000-h.p. speedsters now being put in the air by Britain. They also read interesting facts about some fine U. S. bombers and patrol boats. Examples: > The Army's Bell Airacdbra (the British call it "Caribou") does 400 m.p.h. at 15,000 feet.

> Lockheed's two-engined pursuit ("Lightning"...

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