ARMY & NAVY: Not Far Enough

ARMY & NAVY

The Army Air Forces set a record of sorts last week. From Hawaii's historic Hickam Field a P82 fighter (two P-51 Mustangs joined together) flew 4,978 miles to New York in 14 hrs., 33 min. The Twin Mustang had been stripped of guns and other military gear to carry 6½ tons of gasoline, turning a supposed military endurance test into something of a stunt flight.

The record proved that fighter planes with military load still have a radius of less than 2,000 miles—but bombers are now being built for a 5,000-mile...

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