Aircraft Photo of 33622 | Breese Penguin | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #266365
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:33622
Aircraft Original Type:Breese Penguin
Aircraft Generic Type:Breese Penguin
Aircraft Version:Breese Penguin
C/n (msn):[ 33622 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Garden City - Roosevelt Field (closed)Map
Region / Country:New York, United States
Airport Codes:None
Collection:Cradle of Aviation Museum
 
Photo Date:9 September 2017
Photo by:Phil
Photo ID: 266365
Photo Comment

From the museums website :- During World War One the Army wanted to develop a non-flying trainer which would give student pilots the feel of airplane controls at near-flying speeds, without the danger of actual flight. The only aircraft of this type produced was by the Breese Aircraft Corporation of Farmingdale. In 1917 Breese received a contract for 300 trainers called "Penguins". The Penguin's wings were too short and its engine too small to allow it to fly. This original is the sole surviving example.

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