AERONAUTICS: A Dreadnaught

The first Aerial Dreadnought is being built for the British Air Ministry. Some of its main features include living quarters, electric illumination, an electric capstan controlling a 125-pound anchor, two water-tight transverse bulkheads, sleeping quarters for five, a chart room.

The full weight of the seaplane, with full crew, fuel and two torpedoes, each weighing 3,000 pounds, will be approximately 9½ tons. The torpedoes will be carried under the lower wings and discharged by means of a new type of releasing gear.

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