" Excalibur III "
History / Previous Identities:
1946: NX1202 (Paul Mantz) #46 "Excalibur" air racer
Bendix Race (2,048 miles!): 1st Place at 435 mph
Bendix Race (2,048 miles): 1st Place at 460 mph!
1948: #60 "The Houstonian"
Bendix Race (2,044 miles): 2nd Place by :10 sec at 446 mph
flown by Linton Carny, Mantz flew 1st Place N1204
Bendix Race (2,008 miles): 3rd Place at 449mph
flown by Herman Salmon
1950: N1202 (Charles Blair) "Excalibur III"
1951: 31 Jan - Record flight from NY to London
1951: 29 May - Record flight over North Pole to NY
1952: (Smithsonian Institution, NASM)
1988: on display at California Museum of Science/Industry
2000: moved to NASM, Washington DC
2004: on display at NASM
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