Airplanes - Historical - Fuselage of Hugh Seaplane being built by the Witteman-Lewis Aircraft Co., New Jersey, and is to be piloted by Captain Hugo Sunstedt the Swedish Aviator, for a transatlantic flight for the 50,000 dollar Lorth Northcliffe prize. Plane when rigged will have a wingspan of 100 feet and boat length of 72 feet, and capacity of 700 gals. of gasoline. The boat is to be enclosed to protect against the cold and will carry three passengers besides the pilot. The speed is 80 miles per hour and the plane is of the pusher type, the propellers being in the rear
Photographer: Western Newspaper Union.
Airplanes - Historical
1917 - 1918
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