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Re: Schneider racers

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:06 pm
by TASSE
The next contest was at Baltimore U.S.A. and was won by a Curtiss R3C-2. 1925.

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Re: Schneider racers

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:11 pm
by TASSE
The 1926 event was again in the U.S.A at Hampton Roads Virginia. It was won by the Italian Macchi M.39.

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Re: Schneider racers

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:20 pm
by TASSE
The tenth contest was held at Venice in 1927 and was won by the Gloster IVb.

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Re: Schneider racers

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:37 pm
by TASSE
The eleventh event was at Calshot in 1929 and was won by the Supermarine S 6. (N247).

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Re: Schneider racers

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:04 pm
by TASSE
The last event, which was not a contest, was held at Calshot in 1931. There were no other contestants as the French were having last minute problems with there engines and the Italian aircraft were not ready.
I have always felt that this was shameful on the part of the English as they had the S 6b fly the course and claimed the trophy outright for England. It would have been a gentlemanly act to run the contest in 1932 to enable the other countries to compete.

Supermarine S 6b. (S1595).

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Re: Schneider racers

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:09 pm
by schneiderman
1927, Gloster IVB? That will come as a surprise to Webster :-)

Re: Schneider racers

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:33 am
by TASSE
Sorry i read the book wrong. It was the Supermarine S 5. I will amend this thread tomorrow.

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Re: Schneider racers

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:30 pm
by TASSE
Ouch !! But i expect that we all make mistakes at times.

However, the 1927 contest at Venice was won by the Supermarine S 5.

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Re: Schneider racers

PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:10 pm
by schneiderman
Here is a a Flight photograph of N220 in 1927

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Re: Schneider racers

PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:41 pm
by TASSE
Thanks for the rare photo, obviously at Venice.

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