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Travel Air Mystery Ship (replica)
On loan from Donna Willard
Did You Know?
- Travel Air Mystery Ships were low-wing racing airplanes built in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
- Only five were ever built.
- Frank Hawks' "Texaco No. 13" Mystery Ship was the most successful of the five built, setting 200 records for point-to-point flights between cities.
- The original "Texaco No. 13" is at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
- This replica was built by the late Willard Benedict and placed on loan by his wife.
|Wingspan||29 ft. 2 in.|
|Length||20 ft. 2 in.|
|Maximum Speed||240 mph|
|Engine||Wright Whirlwind R 975|