The Travel Air Model R 'Mystery Ship' Texaco No. 13 monoplane
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A 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. How we learn about communities 16 History; 10-12 Science; 13 Science, Technology and Society
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
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