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U.S. Navy Hydro-Aeroplane

U.S. Navy Hydro-Aeroplane Aircraft
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Stock #: 213363
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: American Colortype Co
Postmark: 1918 Oct-1
PM City: Jacks Mountain
PM State: PA
Stamp: 2c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The machine shown here is a biplane of the most advanced type. Note the boat-like lines of the body. It is built with what is known as pontoon construction, which enables it to alight on and rise from the water. This type of machine also has splendid rising or climbing ability so that it can fly without having to run along a great distance on the level. Because of this it is especially desirable for navy use, as it can be started from the deck of a battleship. Use of the aeroplane in the present European war has practically revolutionized modern methods of warfare. Our Aviation Corps makes up in skill and achievement what it lacks in numbers, and the Government is hard at work building new machines and training new men to increase this very important arm of the service