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Goodyear FG-1D Corsair N194G

234-3-51 ... Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver, Colorado, USA (www.wingsmuseum.org/)

 

Aircraft History:

 

(From: www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N194G.html)

 

"This aircraft was manufactured by Goodyear as an FG-1D, BU #92050. It has been

modified as an unlimited racer. Powered by a Pratt & Whitney R2800 CB77W,

with 2800 cu inches of displacement which supplied 2500 HP.

 

First accepted by the N.A.S. San Diego 22 May 1945, transferred

to Ferry Command 8 Aug 1945, to N.A.S. Pearl Harbor 1 Jul 1946, returned to N.A.S. San Diego 21 Jan 1946.

Final transfer was to NARTU Seattle 29 May 1946.

 

Flown around the US from Seattle to Jacksonville, FL during April 1947,

then transferred to Minneapolis, MN 31 May 1948.

 

Purchased by Jim Colbern and then by Bob Mitchem. Bob Mitchem

raced the airplane in 1971 at the Harrah's Unlimited, placing 7th at 362.989 mph

and 4th in heat 1-A at 344.401 mph.

Aircraft was purchased by James (Bob) Axtell in 1977 and has been in storage since then.

The airplane is on loan to Wing over the Rockies Air and Space Museum."

 

See: www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N194G.html and www.myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=00491707

 

An old photo from 2008 that I stumbled upon while trying to organize my photos (hopeless).

 

Camera: Nikon D80

 

Software: Apple iPhoto

 

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Taken on October 18, 2008