National Geographic : 1924 Jul
MAN'S AMAZING PROGRESS IN CONQUERING THE AIR 111 Official Photograph, U. S. Navy THE SMALLEST SEAPLANE IN THE WORLD This vest-pocket craft is the U. S. Navy's last link in providing all its vessels with the aircraft which now are considered as essential to a Navy vessel's operations as its guns. The submarine airplane has all the instruments and equipment of its sister craft, yet it is only one-fortieth the size of a huge bombing plane. It is so designed that it may be shorn of its wings and stripped of its pontoons, struts and braces, and stowed in the submarine's interior. Photograph from Post Office Department UNLOADING THE MAIL FROM A FLYING BOAT The planes which carry mail between New Orleans and Pilottown, Louisiana, and between Seattle and Victoria, B. C., may expedite the train-steamer transfer of mail by weeks.