HC Deb 10 February 1937 vol 320 c393
39. Captain Cunningham-Reid

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he has studied the use made of the principle of the catapult ship in the present German air-mail service between Berlin and Buenos Aires; and whether, as part of the schemes of the Air Ministry for the improvement of the Imperial air communications, the adoption of such ships is contemplated for use on those routes on which large distances to be flown over water present difficulty.

Sir P. Sassoon

Plans for making the catapult system of propulsion available for long-range trans-ocean air services are at present under active consideration at the Air Ministry.

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