CONTINUITY is a precious virtue, and in this respect no classic aeronautical competition can boast of a record approaching that of the Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe. Regulations drawn up for the first contest, held in 1933, have since remained identical, except in some minor details. The main points—the limitation of the cubic capacity of engines to 8 litres (488.2 cu. in.), the distance of the race, 2,000 km. (1,242 miles), and the provision of a qualifying test calling both for a high average speed and for the demonstration of the ability of the machines to take‐off and land in a reasonable space after clearing an obstruction—all these characteristic features combined have proved the most remarkable incentive to technical progress ever recorded in the history of aviation.
de Marolles, R.J. (1936), "The Fourth Deutsch Cup Race: Details of the Race and the Remarkably Efficient Caudron Entries", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 8 No. 10, pp. 271-273. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030101
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