AVIATION: New Intercontinental Bomber

The Air Force, which for months has been trying to decide on an intercontinental jet bomber to replace the B-36, last week picked one. The plane: Boeing's eight-engined B-52. The Air Force awarded Boeing a letter contract to build some 70 of the planes, and announced that no more B-36s will be built after the ones now being built are finished. It was a double blow for Convair, which had hoped that its B60 would be picked as the long-range bomber. But the B-52 is considerably faster than the B-60. Powered by eight...

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