Science: Gadget War

As every airman knows, piloting a heavy bomber is a tiring job. To keep a plane steady in formation flying (especially in rough air and under fire), takes the combined efforts of the pilot and copilot.

Pilots often return from such a mission utterly exhausted.

But aircraft engineers, whose job nowadays consists mainly of finding ways to prevent the flying machine from over powering its human users, announced last week that they had found a solution to this little problem : a gadget which enables a pilot to control a heavy plane as easily as a child steers its bicycle. The device, called...

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