Thursday, August 29, 2019

Stubby


4 comments:

  1. That's an ugly little spud. It was high-performance in its day (early 1930s), and tricky to fly. Jimmy Doolittle mastered it, though, and a world speed record in 1932.

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  2. goetz von berlichingenAugust 30, 2019 at 8:02 AM

    I saw footage of the fatal crash of Lowell Bayles in 1931 as he was trying to set a new speed record. He had no chance, the plane just flipped over and slammed into the ground.
    Here is that footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UmmeWVAt6A
    Crazy plane

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  3. It's the Bee Gees. Oops, I mean the Gee Bee.

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  4. Stubby...and highly dangerous to anyone but expert pilot.

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