[The] most unusual feature of the 'Peanut Bomber' is its plywood and balsa construction, furnished for Canadian output by Pacific Northwest spruce, hemlock and fir trees. Packard Motor Car Co. makes the twin Rolls-Royce engines."
The primary advantages of the aircraft's wooden construction:
• Does not require vital aluminum
• Will float several hours on water
• Bullet holes are easier to patch
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