Science: Tactics Up in the Air

In its running fight with the Navy over the value of the long-range bomber if war should come, the Air Force holds that today's bomber has an advantage over the fighter aircraft. Last week the man who has charge of developing the Air Force's planes and weapons, General Joseph T. McNarney, Chief of the Air Materiel Command, backed his colleagues' views, but he added a note of caution. In the 1930s, he recalled in an interview, airmen had the same notion, but the supposedly invulnerable bombers got badly shot up by fighters early in World War II.

The contest between bomber and...

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