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Thomas-Morse MB-7 / R-5 / TM-22




The 1921 Thomas-Morse MB-7 were MB-3 from USAS inventory converted to single-place strut-braced, gulled, high wing monoplanes for USN racers. First flying on 29 September 1922 piloted by Capt Frank O Hunter, two were built as R-5 military entries in the 1921 Pulitzer races; AS64373 / A6070 (dropped out with lubrication problems) and AS64374 / A6071 (destroyed in crash during trial flight). One was reportedly tested with a 400hp Curtiss D-12, both subsequently destroyed in static testing.
Thomas-Morse TM-22 as R-5 racer


Engine: Wright-Hisso H-3, 400hp / Packard 1A-2025, 585hp
Wingspan: 29'0"
Length: 25'0"
Speed: 155 mph
Seats: 1






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