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Fate is the Hunter - Chapter 11 - "The Numbers - In a Wicked, Vengeful Mood" Summary & Analysis

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Gann continues to fly the C-47 out of Goose Bay, hauling cargo for the military effort. A new aircraft, the C-87, is also introduced. It is larger than the C-47 and has four engines, a greatly increased cruising range, a higher altitude, better fuel capacity, and a much larger cargo capacity. Unfortunately, it is a very unreliable and cantankerous aircraft, which is nearly impossible to fly with even light icing. The C-87 is used for cross-Atlantic airlifts while the C-47 is used for shorter hauls. While the C-47 is crewed by three men, the larger C-87 is crewed by five, including a navigator and a flight engineer. Most crews are assembled from relatively inexperienced civil volunteers. Gann, like most pilots, flies both aircraft, usually between Presque Island, Goose Bay, and Prestwick, Scotland. The crews of the planes...

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