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I heard that the massive arms orders by France had contributed to the growth of the American military industry, notably with aviation factories financed by France in 39-40 is this TRUE ?
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Les aides américaines économiques et militaires à la France, 1938-1960
https://books.google.fr/books?id=vIYYCw ... ce&f=false
chapter 1 concerns the nothing less than 5954* hoped ordered commissioned US planes by France between 1938 and 1940 for an amount of more than one billion of $ that should be delivered until autumn 1941 of which many (4600 + 17 000 motors) were finally ceded and transfered by bilateral agreements to Great Britain by France after the Armistice in the summer and autumn 1940
*of which 794 by 10th may 1940, then 980 planes by 25th june 1940 having reached France on a final total of only 1377
est-il exagéré de dire que telles commandes firent faire un bond en avant à l'industrie aéronautique américaine?
Certes non! Les commandes françaises ont quadruplé la capacité mensuelle de production des usines aéronautiques américaines
Is it an exaggeration to say that such orders were a leap forward for the American aeronautical industry?
Certainly not! French orders quadrupled the monthly production capacity of American aeronautical factories
France contributed to investments and the creation of an American war industry in means of production and quality of products