NEW PRODUCTS: Jet Truck

Boeing Airplane Co. in Seattle last week rolled out a new product, but it was no airplane. It was a 200-lb. gas-turbine engine which Boeing had installed in a ten-ton truck.

The engine, said Boeing, delivers 175 horsepower, as much as a diesel engine 13 times as heavy. The turbine needs no cooling system, runs at full power without any warming up, and operates on either gasoline, kerosene, light or heavy fuel oil or bottled gas. But its fuel consumption is still much higher than that of piston engines. Boeing has road-tested the truck for 200 miles, will spend the...