Gee Bee R2, Super Sportster

$2.65

Sister ship to the 1932 Thompson winning R1, the Gee Bee R2 was intended as a cross-country racer with a smaller Wasp Jr. engine and larger fuel tank capacity.   A replica of the Gee Bee R2 racer flew an aerobatic routine  at numerous airshows in the late 1990’s , demonstrating the soundness of the design.   Originally powered by 550 hp Pratt & Whitney Wasp Junior  and built at Springfield (MA) Airport.

Gee Bee Model Y, Senior Sportster

Winner, Aerol Trophy Race at 1931 National Air Races with Springfield, MA aviatrix Maude Tait at the controls.  A former schoolteacher, Ms Tait was the first woman to be granted a transport pilots license in New England.   The speedy Gee Bee Model Y outperformed military aircraft of the period with its big 450 hp Pratt & Whitney Wasp C engine.  Built at Springfield (MA) Airport.

Hall “Bulldog”

Not a Gee Bee aircraft, this unique gull-winged racer was designed and piloted by Granville Brothers Aircraft chief engineer Bob Hall.  Built at Bowles Airport in Agawam, MA, this aircraft finished 6th in the Thompson Trophy Race at the 1932 National Air Races in Cleveland OH.  Massachusetts set the world record- breaking  pace for racing aircraft design and development in the 1930’s.   Powered  by 550 hp Pratt & Whitney Wasp Junior.

Description

This high quality 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch notecard is printed on folded 20# textured ivory paper stock with original Tom Nallen sketch art on the front of the card and a brief aircraft history and specifications on the back.
The inside card is left blank for your written note or enclosures.

Additional information

Weight .5 oz
Dimensions 5.5 × 4.25 × .125 in
Single Notecard

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch notecard, folded 20# textured ivory paper stock, Original Tom Nallen sketch art on front, Brief aircraft history and specifications on back, Inside card left blank for your written note(s)

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Gee Bee R2, Super Sportster”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also like…