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Wittman Chief Oshkosh
Wittman Chief Oshkosh NR12047
Steve Wittman's first racing plane, Chief Oshkosh NR12047 and NR14855, was built in 1931 for the Nationals. Powered by a 90hp Cirrus, it was repowered with a 115hp Cirrus Hermes in 1932, and 125hp Menasco C-4 c.1935. Published plans shown many variations, typical of racing aircraft—1931: span: 18'9" length: 17'9"; 1933: span: 15'6" length: 18'4"; 1935: span: 14'6" length: 19'4"; 1937: span: 12'6" length: 19'6".
It crashed in 1938 and was rebuilt in 1947 as midget racer Buster.
Engine: Cirrus, 90hp
Wingspan: 16'0"
Length: 17'10"
Seats: 1

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