Time Clock: Jets: British Cancellations

As U.S. jetmakers got ready to take off, Britain dropped out of the long-range jet race. In London the Ministry of Supply announced the canceling of the R.A. F. contract for the Vickers-Armstrongs Type 1,000 jet transport, the jet which British planemakers hoped would compete with Boeing and Douglas. The only jet transport now abuilding for commercial use is de Havilland's Comet Four, scheduled for delivery about the same time as the Boeing. But the Comet is slower, smaller and has a shorter range (no nonstop transatlantic flights).


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