Army & Navy: Good Good Planes (Cont'd)

The Army had its first chance last week to answer the charges of Missouri's Senator Harry S. Truman, chairman of the Senate's war investigation committee, that its planes are not all they should be (TIME, Sept. 28). Army's case was put by technically sound Major General Oliver Echols, Chief of Air Forces Materiel. Points:

> The Army knows it has not the most maneuverable planes in the world, but Army claims its planes are the safest and have the greatest firepower.

> By means of figures so secret they were torn up in small bits before the Senators left the committee room,...

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