List of racing aircraft

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Does not include balloons, unmodified aircraft in handicapped races, or unmodified military aircraft not built for racing.

Racing airplanes/aeroplanes[edit]

Aircraft Country 1st flight Intended race(may not have entered) Refs
Aero A.200  Czechoslovakia 1934 Challenge International de Tourisme 1934
Albatros L 69  Weimar Republic 1925 Deutsche Rundflug 1925
Ambrosini SAI.3  Italy 1937 Littoio Rally [1]
Avro 539  United Kingdom 1919 Schneider Trophy [2]
Bäumer Sausewind  Weimar Republic 1925 Deutsche Rundflug 1925
Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing  United States 1933 Texaco Trophy Race [Notes 1]
Bell P-39 Airacobra  United States 1938 Bendix Trophy [Notes 2]
Bell P-63 Kingcobra  United States 1942 Bendix Trophy [Notes 2]
Bellanca 28-70  United States 1934 MacRobertson Air Race
Bellanca 28-92  United States 1937 Istres-Damascus-Paris Air Race [3]
Bernard H.V.120  France 1930 Schneider Trophy [2]
Bernard H.V.220  France n/a Schneider Trophy
Bernard H.V.40  France 1931 Schneider Trophy [2]
Bernard H.V.41  France 1929 Schneider Trophy [2]
Bernard H.V.42  France 1931 Schneider Trophy [2]
Bernard SIMB V.1  France 1924 Beaumont Cup
BFW M.23  Weimar Republic 1928 Ostpreussenflug [4]
BFW M.29  Weimar Republic 1932 Challenge International de Tourisme 1932
Blackburn Lincock  United Kingdom 1928 ??? [Notes 2]
Blackburn Pellet  United Kingdom 1923 Schneider Trophy [2]
Blériot XI  France 1909 Gordon Bennett Trophy
Blériot-SPAD S.61  France 1923 Coupe Michelin
Breese-Wilde Model 5  United States 1926 Dole Air Race
Bristol Badminton  United Kingdom 1926 King's Cup Race
Bristol Racer  United Kingdom 1922 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe
Brown B-1 Racer  United States 1933 National Air Races
Brown B-2 Racer  United States 1934 National Air Races
Bugatti Model 100  France n/a Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe
CAMS 38  France 1923 Schneider Trophy [2]
Caproni Bergamaschi PL.3  Italy 1934 MacRobertson Trophy
Cassutt Special  United States 1954 Formula One Air Racing
Caudron C.190  France 1929 Challenge International de Tourisme 1929
Caudron C.460  France 1934 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe
Cessna CR-2/GC-2  United States 1930 Omaha Air Races
Cessna CR-3  United States 1932 National Air Races
Cessna GC-1  United States 1930 Cirrus Air Derby
Chester Jeep  United States 1932 National Air Races
Chester Goon  United States 1938 National Air Races
Church Midwing JC-1  United States 1928 National Air Races
Command-Aire Little Rocket  United States 1930 Cirrus Air Derby
Condor Shoestring  United States 1949 Formula One Air Racing
Curtiss No. 2  United States 1909 Gordon Bennett Trophy
Curtiss R3C  United States 1925 Schneider Trophy [2]
Curtiss CR-1 & 2  United States 1923 Pulitzer Trophy [5]
Curtiss CR-3  United States 1923 Schneider Trophy [2]
Curtiss CR-4  United States 1923 Flight airspeed record
Curtiss F6C-6  United States 1930 Curtiss Marine Trophy [6]
Curtiss XF6C-6  United States 1930 Thompson Trophy [7]
Crosby CR-3  United States 1936 Thompson Trophy
Crosby CR-4  United States 1938 Greve Trophy
Darmstadt D-18  Weimar Republic 1929 Challenge International de Tourisme 1929 [4]
Darmstadt D-22  Weimar Republic 1931 Challenge International de Tourisme 1932
Darmstadt D-29  Germany 1936 ??? [Notes 1]
de Havilland DH.71 Tiger Moth  United Kingdom 1927 King's Cup Race
de Havilland DH.88  United Kingdom 1934 MacRobertson Air Race
de Havilland T.K.2  United Kingdom 1935 Heston-Cardiff race
de Havilland T.K.4  United Kingdom 1937 King's Cup Race
Denight  United States 1949 Goodyear Trophy
Deperdussin 1912 Racing Monoplane  France 1912 Gordon Bennett Trophy
Deperdussin Coupe Schneider  France 1913 Schneider Trophy [2]
Deperdussin Monocoque  France 1912 Gordon Bennett Trophy
Farman F.370  France 1933 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe
Farman F.380  France 1933 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe
Fiat BR.20  Italy 1936 Istres-Damascus-Paris Air Race [8][Notes 1]
Fiat C.29  Italy 1929 Schneider Trophy [2]
Flagg F-15 San Diego Flaggship  United States 1937 National Air Races
Folkerts SK-1  United States 1930 Cirrus Air Derby
Folkerts SK-2  United States 1936 National Air Races
Folkerts SK-3  United States 1937 Greve Trophy
Folkerts SK-4  United States 1938 National Air Races
Gee Bee Sportster (X, B, C, D, E, F)  United States 1930 Cirrus Air Derby
Gee Bee Model Z  United States 1931 Thompson Trophy
Gee Bee Model R  United States 1932 Thompson Trophy
Gee Bee Q.E.D.  United States 1934 MacRobertson Air Race
Gloster Bamel  United Kingdom 1921 Flight airspeed record [Notes 2]
Gloster II  United Kingdom 1924 Schneider Trophy [2]
Gloster III  United Kingdom 1925 Schneider Trophy [2]
Gloster IV  United Kingdom 1927 Schneider Trophy [2]
Goodyear F2G Corsair  United States 1945 Reno Air Races [Notes 2]
Grumman F8F Bearcat  United States 1944 Reno Air Races [Notes 2]
Hanriot H-131  France 1933 n/a [9]
Hawker Sea Fury  United Kingdom 1945 Reno Air Races [Notes 2]
Hawks HM-1  United States 1936 Thompson Trophy
Heinkel He 64  Weimar Republic 1932 Challenge International de Tourisme 1932
Howard DGA-3  United States 1930 National Air Races [10]
Howard DGA-4  United States 1932 National Air Races [10]
Howard DGA-6  United States 1934 Bendix Trophy [10][Notes 1]
Hughes H-1 Racer  United States 1935 Flight airspeed record
Israel Redhead  United States 1932 1932 National Air Races[11][12]
Kawanishi K-2[13]  Japan 1921 Speed trials
Laird Solution  United States 1930 Thompson Trophy
Laird Speedwing  United States n/a
Laird Speedwing Junior  United States n/a
Laird Super Solution  United States 1931 Bendix Trophy
Laird-Turner Meteor LTR-14  United States 1936 Thompson Trophy
Letov Š-8  Czechoslovakia 1923 Cenu prezidenta republiky
LeVier Cosmic Wind  United States 1947 Formula One Air Racing
Lockheed Vega  United States 1927 Dole Air Race [14][Notes 1]
Lockheed Orion  United States 1931 Bendix Trophy [15][Notes 1]
Lockheed P-38 Lightning  United States n/a Bendix Trophy [16][Notes 2]
Loose Special  United States 1933 Thompson Trophy
Macchi M.7bis  Italy 1918 Schneider Trophy [2]
Macchi M.17  Italy 1922 Schneider Trophy [2]
Macchi M.33  Italy 1925 Schneider Trophy [2]
Macchi M.39  Italy 1926 Schneider Trophy [2]
Macchi M.52  Italy 1927 Schneider Trophy [2]
Macchi M.67  Italy 1929 Schneider Trophy [2]
Macchi M.C.72  Italy 1931 Schneider Trophy
Messerschmitt Bf 109  Germany 1935 Zürich air races of 1937 [Notes 2]
Messerschmitt Bf 209  Germany 1938 Flight airspeed record
Miles & Atwood special  United States 1933 1934 Greve Trophy[17]
Miller Little Gem  United States 1949 Midget Class racing[17]
Monnett Sonerai  United States 1971 Formula V Air Racing
Monocoupe 110 Special  United States 1931 National Air Races[18]
Morane-Saulnier G  France 1912 Schneider Trophy [2]
Morane-Saulnier H  France 1913 Wiener Neustadt International Air Meet
Mustang Aeronautics Midget Mustang  United States 1948 Cleveland Air Race
Napier-Heston Racer  United Kingdom 1940 Flight airspeed record
Navy-Wright NW  United States 1922 Pulitzer Trophy
Nieuport II  France 1910 Gordon Bennett Trophy
Nieuport VI.H  France 1912 Saint-Malo race
Nieuport-Delage NiD 29V & 29Vbis  France 1920 Flight airspeed record [Notes 2]
Nieuport-Delage NiD 29SHV  France 1919 Schneider Trophy [2]
Nieuport-Delage NiD 37 'Course'  France 1922 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe
Nieuport-Delage Sesquiplan  France 1921 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe
Nieuport-Delage NiD 42S  France 1924 Coupe Beaumont
North American P-51 Mustang  United States 1940 Bendix Trophy [Notes 2]
North American T-6 Texan  United States 1935 National Air Races [Notes 2]
Northrop Gamma  United States 1932 Bendix Trophy [Notes 1]
Pearson Williams Mr. Smoothie  United States 1938 Thompson Trophy
Percival Gull  United Kingdom 1932 King's Cup Race [Notes 1]
Percival Mew Gull  United Kingdom 1934 King's Cup Race
Percival Vega Gull  United Kingdom 1935 Schlesinger African Air Race [Notes 1]
Piaggio P.7  Italy n/a Schneider Trophy
Potez 53  France 1933 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe
Rider R-1  United States 1931 1931 Los Angeles Air Fiesta[19]
Rider R-2  United States 1931 1931 National Air Races[19]
Rider R-3 Marcoux-Bromberg Special  United States 1933 1935 Bendix Trophy[20]
Rider R-5  United States 1936 National Air Races
Rider R-6  United States 1938 Greve Trophy
Rollason Beta  United Kingdom 1967 Formula One Air Racing
RWD-6  Poland 1930 Challenge International de Tourisme 1930 [4][Notes 1]
RWD-9  Poland 1934 Challenge International de Tourisme 1934 [Notes 1]
Savoia-Marchetti S.65  Italy 1929 Schneider Trophy [2]
Savoia-Marchetti S.79SC Corsa  Italy 1934 Istres-Damascus-Paris Air Race [21][22][Notes 1]
Scaled Composites Pond Racer  United States 1991 Reno Air Races
Seversky SEV-1S  United States 1937 Bendix Trophy
Sharp Nemesis  United States 1991 Reno Air Races
Sharp Nemesis NXT  United States 2004 Reno Air Races
Short Crusader  United Kingdom 1927 Schneider Trophy [2]
SIAI S.12  Italy 1918 Schneider Trophy [2]
SIAI S.51  Italy 1922 Schneider Trophy [2]
Sopwith 1919 Schneider Cup Seaplane  United Kingdom 1919 Schneider Trophy [2]
Sopwith Tabloid  United Kingdom 1914 Schneider Trophy [2]
SPAD S.20bis  France 1918 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe [Notes 2]
Spartan Executive  United States 1936 Bendix Trophy [Notes 1]
Springfield Bulldog  United States 1932 National Air Races
Springfield Cicada  United States 1932 Niagara Falls Manufacturer's Trophy Race
Supermarine Sea Lion I  United Kingdom 1919 Schneider Trophy [2]
Supermarine Sea Lion II  United Kingdom 1922 Schneider Trophy [2]
Supermarine S.4  United Kingdom 1925 Schneider Trophy [2]
Supermarine S.5  United Kingdom 1927 Schneider Trophy [2]
Supermarine S.6  United Kingdom 1929 Schneider Trophy [2]
Supermarine S.6B  United Kingdom 1931 Schneider Trophy [2]
Supermarine Spitfire  United Kingdom 1936 King's Cup Race [Notes 2]
Swallow Monoplane  United States 1927 Dole Air Race
Thomas-Morse R-5  United States 1922 Pulitzer Trophy
Tilbury Flash Racer  United States 1930 National Air Races
Travel Air 5000  United States 1926 Dole Air Race [Notes 1]
Travel Air Type R Mystery Ship  United States 1929 Thompson Trophy
Tsunami Racer  United States 1986 Reno Air Races
Verville-Packard R-1 Racer  United States 1919 Pulitzer Trophy
Verville-Sperry R-3 Racer  United States 1922 Pulitzer Trophy
Vought F4U Corsair  United States 1940 Bendix Trophy [Notes 2]
Wedell-Williams Model 22  United States 1930 Cirrus Air Derby
Wedell-Williams Model 44  United States 1930 National Air Races
Wedell-Williams Model 45  United States 1933 Bendix Trophy
Williams W-17 Stinger  United States 1971 Formula One Air Racing
Wittman Chief Oshkosh  United States 1931 National Air Races
Wittman D-12 Bonzo  United States 1935 National Air Races
Wittman Little Bonzo  United States 1948 Formula One Air Racing
Wittman V-Witt  United States 1970 Formula V Air Racing
Wright Model R  United States 1910 Gordon Bennett Trophy
Wright F2W  United States 1923 Pulitzer Trophy
Yakovlev Yak-11  Soviet Union 1945 Reno Air Races [Notes 2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Grey, 1938, pp191c-192c
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah Meixner, 2012, Schneider Cup
  3. ^ Grey, 1938, p249c
  4. ^ a b c M.D., 1930, pp 227-237
  5. ^ "Pulitzer races". Aerofiles.com. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  6. ^ Slightly modified fighter
  7. ^ Completely redesigned into monoplane from fighter
  8. ^ Lembo 2003, p. 8-26.
  9. ^ "Hanriot H-131 - Course - Un siècle d'aviation française". Aviafrance.com. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  10. ^ a b c Grey, 1938, p273c
  11. ^ "American airplanes: I". Aerofiles.com. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  12. ^ "Benjamin Howard and Gordon Israel". Howardaircraft.org. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  13. ^ Mikesh, Robert and Shorzoe Abe. Japanese Aircraft 1910–1941. London: Putnam, 1990. ISBN 0-85177-840-2.
  14. ^ Francillon, 1987, pp 67-86
  15. ^ Francillon, 1987, p 108-115
  16. ^ Francillon, 1987, p.184
  17. ^ a b "American airplanes: Mi - Mu". Aerofiles.com. 2001-02-04. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  18. ^ http://www.gobinkley.com/history/110s-at-the-national-air-races/ accessdate: 12 January 2014
  19. ^ a b "Rider R-1". 1000aircraftphotos.com. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  20. ^ Kevin Holcomb (1935-07-03). "Keith Rider R-3/Marcoux-Bromberg Special - Holcomb's Aerodrome". Airminded.net. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  21. ^ Gentilli, 1987, pp17-19
  22. ^ Grey, 1938, p193c

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Airliner or light cabin aircraft used for racing, often with minimal changes. Numerous races have been held specifically for this class of aircraft.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Converted from military aircraft for racing. Changes may range from simply removing weapons to substantial structural and aerodynamic alterations.

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