From the Archive: How The Aerospace Industry Looked 80 Years Ago

In 1941, Aviation Week was known as Aviation, The Oldest Aeronautical Magazine. In this issue, exactly 80 years old, features articles on air and defense policy which focuses on problems associated with operating American aircraft in warfare. It also profiles the Northrop "All-Wing" Airplane whose "drooping wing tips provide rudder action and there is an article on a cooperative study about British service teams studying American aircraft

In an article titled Britain's New "Heavies", the UK's Royal Air Fiorce was interested in using heavy, longe range bombers; homegrown British models such as the Handley Page Halifax and the Short Stirling. These aircraft, in the article, are compared to the Boeing Flying Fortress. 

Delve into our industry's rich history with our archive resource which is more than 100 years old