AIR: Soup, All Flavors

Last week the U.S. felt that it could afford to turn down an opportunity to make the best aircraft engine that Britain has yet devised. This did not mean that the U.S. already has the best air craft engines in the world— far from it. But it meant that, rightly or wrongly, responsible officials thought the U.S. engines now coming up were so promising that it would be foolish to try experimenting in new fields.

This belief of U.S. officials made a sad man, a man with cool heels, of an engineer named...

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