ARGENTINA: Old Hands, New Directions

A single-seat jet fighter mounting four 20-millimeter cannon was undergoing new tests in Argentina last week, after whistling through a first trial flight clocked at a speed of 646 miles per hour. The swept-wing I.Ae. 33 PĂșlqui II, powered by a Rolls-Royce turbojet engine, is the second jet plane to be designed and built in Argentina. The designer: Professor Kurt Tank, former technical director of Germany's Focke-Wulf concern and designer of the formidable FW 190.

Ex-Nazi Tank is only one of a number of German experts who escaped to Argentina after World War II. Now working as adviser on V-weapons...

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