National Geographic : 1943 Jul
War Is a Skill Our Sons Must Learn Every American soldier fights with courage and self-sacrifice. But these alone do not win wars. War also demands high technical skill because it is a struggle not only of men against men, but also of machine against machine tanks, planes, battleships. Without training in the use of these instruments of war, soldiers today are without weapons! One weapon in this war-the airplane-calls for more personal skill than any other. And one of the most critical phases in a pilot's train ing is his step-by-step transition from primary trainers to combat planes. These steps cannot be abrupt, yet time demands that they be swift. Therefore, along with the relative stability and safety required in a training plane, Fairchild engineered into its trainers certain definite -FAIRCHILD ENGINE A 30 ROCKEFELLER Ranger Aircraft Engines Division Fairchild Air Farmingdale, L. I. Hagerstown, Md... characteristics of the combat plane. Thus, they get a pilot ready for his second step while teaching him the first! Fairchild training planes-primary trainers, bomber crew trainers and gunnery trainers are being used on United Nations training fields throughout the western hemisphere. They are powered by Fairchild Ranger aircraft engines. They reflect the 20 crowded years which Fairchild engineers have devoted to "creating the plane for the purpose." The "touch of tomorrow" in Fairchild engineering indicates courage to try new things. We shall need many new things to further prosecute this war against our resourceful enemies. Fair child has quite a number on the way-to add to those already on its record! ND AIRPLANE PLAZA, NEW YORK craft Division . Burlington, N. C . CORPORATION Duramold Division New York, N. Y.