Chrysler Australia is halfway to tooling up for production of the Canberra, using at least some parts manufactured in Britain. Production of the Australian F-86 is meanwhile being held back by difficulties mating the Rolls Royce Avon to the airframe. The first two Lockheed P2V-5 Neptunes have been delivered to the RAAF. It will take another six months to rehabilitate Chevrolet's Tonawanda plant, which will be making the Wright R-3350. A separate Observation reports that the same plant's metal division will begin production at the same time, but is held back by lack of machine tools. Fleet Aviation's backlog is declining, while the 40 Vickers Viscounts on order will use rocket assist to takeoff in tropical climates and at high altitudes.
Aviation Week, 28 January 1952