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Aircraft
1927 Laird Swallow

Type:
Civil

Powerplant:
Curtiss OX-5 eight-cylinder V-8, water cooled, rated at 90 hp.

Max speed:
100 m.p.h.

Ceiling:
12,000 ft.

Range:
450 mi.

Weights:
Empty 1,447 lbs.

Weapons:
None

Dimensions:
Span 32 ft. 8 in.
Length 23 ft. 10 in.
Height 8 ft. 11 in.

 

Made in a factory on North Hillside, this Swallow crashed in 1929 and was put into storage for decades. Museum volunteers spent many hours and called on a wide range of resources and skills to return it to like-new beauty, completing the restoration in May 2004. Wood, wire and fabric aircraft such as this must be kept inside to protect them from the sun and our sometimes turbulent Kansas weather, underscoring the need for a new hangar/aircraft display building.

         
 
 

 

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