Business & Finance: Connie's Sister

The race for the supertransport market is a contest between thoroughbreds. Boeing has already entered its 114-passenger Stratocruiser, foaled in the same stable as the speedy B29. Consolidated Vultee is betting on the 400-passenger transport version of its XB-36 (stablemate of purse-winners like the Liberator, Catalina). In Burbank, Calif, this week the Lockheed Aircraft Corp. led its entry out of the paddock.

To newsmen, Lockheed president Bob Gross proudly displayed the 92-ton Constitution, biggest plane ever built for the U.S. Navy. The Constitution will be slightly slower (300 miles an hour) than its...

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