Word on new Hawker Tempest reveals that it mounts a 2,200-hp Napier Sabre engine, giving top speed well over 400 mph.

Latest English planes being equipped with four-bladed propellers are the Typhoon and the Halifax glider-tug.

Dowty of England recently announced that weight of its new undercarriage for Lancaster bomber (minus wheels) is but 1.63% of plane's gross weight.

Lord Beaverbrook states that the new Shetland flying boat should be flying any day now.

The British Government has become sole owner of Power Jets, Ltd, which developed Whittle's jet engine. Action stems from contention that engine is of sufficient importance to warrant development with full government backing.

These news clips were originally published in the "International Briefs" section of the "Aviation Abroad" column in the September, 1944, issue of Aviation magazine, vol 43, no 9, p 219.