TORPEDO PLANE AND BOMBER
By Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske, U.S. Navy
The bombing experiments that were conducted last summer off the Capes of the Chesapeake, the success that attended them, and the world-wide publicity that was given, added to the fact that the torpedo plane was not tried in the experiments at all, have inclined many people to infer that the torpedo plane has been declared a failure, and relegated to the classic shades of limbo.
Many officers, however, though they realize the importance of the bomber, think that the torpedo plane is at least equally effective. Their reasons are based on the following beliefs: