AIR: Typhoon

Last week in London Lord Beaverbrook made an announcement that many a U.S. airman had been waiting to hear. British designers, working under the drive of war, had finally produced an airplane that could do an honest 400-plus m.p.h. under service conditions. Its name: the Hawker Typhoon, lineal descendant of Britain's famed Hawker Hurricane. Beyond the fact that apparently the Luftwaffe has nothing like it, what interested many an airman most was Lord Beaverbrook's description of its engine. To drive the Ty phoon past the 400-m.p.h. mark the Napier engine company had...

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