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This purchase includes three models of the Wedell Williams Model 44 aircraft that won 1st place races during the Golden Era of air racing. Color, bump, specular, and reflectivity maps have been included.
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The Wedell-Williams Model 44 racing aircraft were the dominant race planes during the 1930s. They set innumerable records including a world speed record in 1933. They won numerous Thompson, Bendix, and Aerol trophys. In 1929, experienced air racer Jimmy Wedell formed a partnership with Harry P. Williams to build aircraft for a number of purposes including racing. Early racing prototypes led to the creation of the Model 44 aircraft. These aircraft would go on to win more races than any other aircraft during the Golden Era of Racing.The aircraft numbered '44' would place in the following races: 1931 Thompson Trophy 2nd place; 1932 Bendix Trophy 2nd place; 1932 Thompson Trophy 2nd place; 1933 Thompson Trophy 1st place; 1933 Bendix Trophy 2nd place; 1934 Bendix Trophy 1st place. This aircraft was generally flown my Jimmy Wedell and used a Wasp Jr. engine. Later replacing the Wasp Jr. for a Wasp Sr. allowed Wedell to set a world speed record of 305.33 mph in Chicago. Pilot Doug Davis also flew this aircraft to victory. In 1934 the '44' aircraft crashed during the Thompson Trophy races killing Doug Davis.The aircraft numbered '45' (this was a repaint of the number '44' aircraft) placed 2nd at the 1934 Bendix Trophy race. The pilot was John Worthen.The aircraft numbered '92' would place in the following races: 1932 Thompson Trophy 4th place; 1932 Bendix Trophy 1st place; 1933 Thompson Trophy 2nd place; 1933 Bendix Trophy 7th place; 1934 Bendix Trophy 3rd place. Jimmy Haizlip, Lee Gehlbach, Walter W