HC Deb 22 May 1924 vol 173 c2397
50. Viscount CURZON

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what is the maximum air speed of the fastest fighting aeroplane in the service of the British, French, American, Italian, and Japanese Air Forces?


It is undesirable to publish comparisons between the relative performances of British and foreign fighting aircraft.

Viscount CURZON

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the machine used by the young French officer who is attempting to fly round the world is faster than any machine we have got in our service by more than 25 miles an hour?


The whole matter is receiving our very careful attention.