WE are afraid that this number may be considered by some readers to be unduly dominated by the Do 217. We had in fact arranged a carefully “balanced” issue to contain a variety of articles suited to most tastes. All these plans were, however, upset by the receipt from the Ministry of Aircraft Production of a number of official reports on different aspects of the design, construction and equipment of the 217. We had, at the same time, awaiting publication the Ministry's report on the FuG 16 type of radio equipment, which happens to be installed in this machine. Then we were informed of the completion of a translation of the German description from Flugsport ot the B.M.W. 801 engine, which is the type fitted and also, therefore, seemed appropriately suitable for contemporaneous publication. Rather‐than publish all this material relating to the same aeroplane in a number of issues spread over several months it seemed more convenient to publish them all together; a proceeding which, we feel, considerably enhances the individual value of each. Our chief regret is that it has entailed the holding over, of the second instalment of MR. LUSTY'S thoughtful series of articles on airline engineering management—for which we owe him our apologies.
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