Aviation: That Other Plane

President Johnson last week asked Congress for $140 million to continue the development program for a U.S. supersonic transport, but no one is quite sure yet when it will be built or how much of its cost the Government will pay. Such uncertainties do not surround another U.S. plane that may be snapping up the passengers—and the profits —by the time the supersonics get into the air in the 1970s. The plane: the C-5A, a hulking, 525-m.p.h. military transport that will be able to carry 700 battle-equipped troops or, as a commercial plane, as many as 750 to 1,000...

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