National Defense: Vengeance

Last week a new dive-bomber for Britain appeared: the Vultee Vengeance. Its military load, range, speed were secrets. Unofficial claims indicated that it can carry upwards of a ton of bombs, that it has a range of 1,000 miles or more, a diving speed of better than 300 m.p.h. Its power plant is an air-cooled, radial Wright engine (the 1,700-h.p. Cyclone).

Vultee is already tooled up to make the stubby, two-place Vengeance in quantity, in a new plant at Nashville, Tenn. Northrop Aircraft, Inc. in California will also make the Vengeance. At dedication ceremonies this week, Wendell Willkie said that by year's...

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