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HISTORICAL AIRCRAFT PZL P-11C (PIR2101) - SUSSEX AIRPORT-SUSSEX, NEW JERSEY, USA-AUGUST 1992: Seen on static display at the annual Sussex Airshow is a reproduction model of the Gee Bee R-2 Super Sportster racer.
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HISTORICAL AIRCRAFT PZL P-11C (PIR2101)

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SUSSEX AIRPORT-SUSSEX, NEW JERSEY, USA-AUGUST 1992: Seen on static display at the annual Sussex Airshow is a reproduction model of the Gee Bee R-2 Super Sportster racer.

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Jan Wegrzyn
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Yes, the GeeBee

The R-1 won the 1932 Thompson Trophy race, piloted by Jimmy Doolittle. He also set a new world landplane speed record of 476 km/h (296 mph) in the Shell Speed Dash.

Due to the very tight coupling (distance from Cl to rear stabilized) the ship was prone to a deadly snap-roll on landings.

There's another replica at the Planes of Fame, Chino, CA
biscayne738
I believe this one belonged to Delmar Benjamin? I watched him do a full airshow routine in the Gee Bee at the Reno Air Races in the early 90s. Unreal to watch him pull full aerobatics in the Gee Bee knowing its history!
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