AVIATION: First Air Lord

Britain last week showed off a delta-wing plane, the Gloster Javelin, which its builder thinks is the fastest, longest-range, all-weather day & night fighter ever built. Nobody needed to guess who the builder was. It was T. O. M. Sopwith, the first lord of British aircraft and a big name in British aviation for nearly 40 years. When Germany's top World War I ace, Von Richthofen, was finally shot down, Canada's ace Captain Roy Brown, in a Sopwith Camel fighter was credited with the kill; when the Germans came back in 1940's...

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