AIR: Plane Figures

U.S. military aircraft are now being turned out at the rate of better than 2,000 a month. So authoritative Aviation reported this week. Still about 10% behind schedule, the aircraft industry will catch up by year's end, by the middle of 1942 will be turning out military planes at the rate of 36,000 a year.

Summing up aircraft industry's prodigious wartime growth, Aviation calculated its manufacturing backlog at $8,343,000,000. Biggest was the yule log on Curtiss-Wright's hearth, only $5 million less than a billion. Second largest: Ford Motor Co. (engines, four-motored bombers) with $736 million. Third:...

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