HC Deb 20 December 1928 vol 223 cc3217-8
60 and 61. Mr. RENNIE SMITH

asked the Secretary of State for Air (1) if any countries have been successful in inventing new designs of aircraft which elude detection when flying towards the observer; and, if so, which countries;

(2) whether any countries are experimenting with the under sides of the wings of aircraft with a view to breaking up the shadows and effecting the same result as when the sides of ships were camouflaged during the War; and, if so, which countries and with what result?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)

It would not be in the public interest to give the information requested.


If experiments of the kind indicated are being carried out by any particular country or countries, may we take it as a definite point of view that that is part of the work of the department of military aviation and not of civil aviation?


I do not think that arises out of the question.