AERONAUTICS: Knell for Biplanes?

Fashions in fighting planes have changed since the War. Nearly all nations have gone over from the once popular biplane type to the monoplane. But the U. S. government has continued satisfied with the proven fighting performance of its Vought Corsairs, Curtiss Hawks and Falcons, Boeing Navy F4-B's and Army P12's, all biplanes. Last week Boeing Airplane Co., supplanting Curtiss as chief purveyor of single-seater fighters to the government, announced its latest experimental handiwork: a high-wing, cantilever, all-metal, parasol type of fighting monoplane. Experts in touch with Air Corps destinies foresaw...

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