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The Travel Air Model R 'Mystery Ship' Texaco No. 13 monoplane
The Travel Air Model R 'Mystery Ship' Texaco No. 13 monoplane
Resource Typeimage
TitleThe Travel Air Model R 'Mystery Ship' Texaco No. 13 monoplane
Coverage / Year1930s
DescriptionA monoplane, which set hundreds of cross country flight records in the 1930s. The pilot was Frank Hawks. It competed in the 1930 Chicago National Air Races. 'Texaco 13' was originally purchased by the Texaco Company. It had a cockpit full of special instruments for long distance flights and was thus heaviers than its predecesors. The cockpit was fully enclosed. The monoplane was originally painted blue and white but Hawks hit some wires and damaged it. During the repairwork, the paint color was changed to red and white.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities;
Learning Standards16 History; 10-12 Science; 13 Science, Technology and Society;
SourceMuseum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Collection PublisherMuseum of Science and Industry, Chicago;
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