Rare Loening R-4 Racer Photo Lot - circa 1922

SKU: 22-AR-5

 Six glossy 8x10" photos of the ill-fated Loening R-4 designed for the Pulitzer Race in 1922.  The aircraft was tested by the Army Air Service and plagued with flutter leading to structural cracks.  Three of the photos are ground-based and three are of the aircraft in the air, likely during the Army test flights.  One of the ground photos shows the engine running and a group of pilots/mechanics standing by. {Only the three ground photos are pictured here}.  All of the photos carry the Wright Field broad arrow rubber stamp on the reverse.  Generally good condition but several suffer from problems in the negative.  Negative numbers are 15710/11/12(in the air) and 15714/15/16 (ground).  A unique photo group of significance in the world of air races.

Price: $65.00