Army & Navy - EQUIPMENT: New Models

Testifying before the Senate Military Affairs Committee, Under Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson casually disclosed that a new U.S. fighter plane, the P-63, would go into production this year. Mr. Patterson gave no details, the War Department said engineering information on the new ship would be withheld for two weeks. Many flyers had already guessed that the plane might turn out to be a radically improved version of one of the older American fighters.

Until the P-63 is formally introduced to the U.S. public, the Army's newest fighter remains the P-61 (Black...

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