Aircraft Photo of NX237 | Bellanca CH-400 Skyrocket | AirHistory.net #8049
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:NX237
Fleetnumber:140
Aircraft Original Type:Bellanca CH-400 Skyrocket
Aircraft Generic Type:Bellanca CH-400 Skyrocket
Aircraft Version:Bellanca CH-400 Skyrocket
C/n (msn):187
Location
City / Airport:Richmond - InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KRIC   IATA: RIC   Local: RIC   Other: -
Collection:Virginia Aviation Museum
 
Photo Date:21 April 2004
Photo by:R.A.Scholefield
Photo ID: 8049
Photo Comment

Built in 1928 as a CH-300, then restored and fitted with 420 h.p. P&W Wasp engine to CH-400 standard. Painted to represent the prewar record breaking Bellanca WB-2 NX237 with the "New York - Berlin" titles and number 140 it carried during its failed transatlantic flight on 4-6 June 1927. It never reached Berlin but landed at Eisleben, Germany instead. The smaller titles on the rear fuselage read "Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce", which organised this transatlantic challenge.

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