THE immediate impression of this year's Salon was that of a return to reality. Instead of the customary collection of fanciful mock‐ups posed precariously in artistic diving or climbing angles, the aircraft on show (with one exception) had all flown and, as if to emphasize this by contradiction, they were mainly exhibited in natural, almost pedestrian, attitudes. The number of aeroplanes shown was small and was indicative of post‐war conditions. However, the representation was much more satisfactory from the international viewpoint than was the Salon of 1946, the countries represented besides France being Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey and the U.S.A.
(1949), "The Aeroplanes of the XVIIIe Salon de I'Aéronautique: Our Technical Editor's Impressions of the Principal Exhibits at the Second Post‐war Paris Aero Show", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 21 No. 6, pp. 170-179. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb031770
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