Aircraft Photo of AS68533 | Verville-Sperry M-1 Messenger | USA - Army | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:AS68533
Military Code:P-306
Aircraft Original Type:Verville-Sperry M-1 Messenger
Aircraft Generic Type:Verville-Sperry M-1 Messenger
Aircraft Version:Verville-Sperry M-1 Messenger
Operator / Titles:USA - Army
C/n (msn):22
Location
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
 
Photo Date:8 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID: 41401
Photo Comment

The Messenger is the smallest manned aircraft ever used by the US Army and this example, the last remaining, is on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center. It was originally a Sperry Sport Plane but converted to M-1 configuration in the early 1960s. It is on display wearing the markings of the aircraft used in 1924 to make the first successful airship hook on and release in the air.

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