AIR: Super-Transport

Even contractors on the job didn't know what the Lockheed Aircraft Corp. was putting together at its Burbank plant. Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc. was going to buy the mystery ship —but most of the company's directors didn't know it.

TWA Moneyman Howard Hughes and TWA President Jack Frye collaborated on the original plans. They intended to keep the plane a dark secret. Her costs were not even entered on TWA books; Moneyman Hughes financed her privately.

Then war slowed her production down. Messrs. Hughes & Frye decided that two years of secrecy...

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