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The aeronautical activities of France, Italy, Germany, Holland, and England, have been considered in this report from a technical standpoint. An effort has been made to abstain from making any comment or presenting the outstanding features of aeronautical development in each country in order that the development might be shown in an unbiased way.

Based upon my experiences and the information procured on this inspection trip, I have made some recommendations as to design of airplanes and motors, metal construction, fuel systems, motor mounting, landing gears, wheels and tires, propellers, thermostatic control, bomb racks, Servo motors, and wireless, and have enumerated a list of equipment which I believe it would be advantageous for the American Government to purchase abroad.

In making these recommendations and drawing these conclusions, no attempt is made to discuss relative merit. The facts have been presented as fully as possible and all the information

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