Aeronautics & Space: Stealing the Show in Paris


For its part in the Paris Air Show, the U.S. went all out, displaying sophisticated aircraft and spacecraft and flying two Sikorsky jet helicopters last week from Brooklyn all the way to Le Bourget Airport—the first nonstop crossing of the North Atlantic by whirlybird (they were refueled en route). Britain and France also put their best fleet forward with striking new military and civilian aircraft and a full-scale model of their jointly developed supersonic transport, the Concorde. But it was the Russians who stole the show, simply by taking the...

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