Aircraft Photo of NX237 | Wright-Bellanca WB-2 | Columbia Aircraft Corp. | AirHistory.net #376014
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:NX237
Other Marks:140
Aircraft Original Type:Wright-Bellanca WB-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Wright-Bellanca WB-2
Aircraft Version:Wright-Bellanca WB-2
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Columbia Aircraft Corp.
Location
City / Airport:Budapest - Mátyásföld (closed)Map
Country:Hungary
Airport Codes:None
 
Photo Date:22 June 1927
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID: 376014
Photo Comment

Two weeks after Lindbergh's solo flight, Clarence Chamberlin and Charles Levine crossed the Atlantic from New York to Eisleben in Germany in the WB-2 Columbia. In their triumphant tour they visited Budapest. This excellent aircraft, which went on to make many long-range flights, had been Lindbergh's first choice, having set an endurance record of 51 hours. The number 140 may be an old race number. The original destination, Paris, has been painted out and oddly Cottbus, where the aircraft stopped by on 7 June before arriving in Berlin, has been added. Photo from: Fortepan

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