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Baldwin Red Devil III
When Thomas S. Baldwin returned from the 1910 Pacific tour, he began testing a new airplane at Mineola, New York. The new aircraft was similar to the basic Curtiss Pusher design but was constructed of steel tubing instead of wood with cloth wings. The aircraft was constructed by C. and A. Wittemann of Staten Island, New York, and was powered by a 60 horsepower (45 kW), Hall-Scott V-8. It was capable of 60 mph (97 km/h). Baldwin named his new aircraft the "Red Devil III", and thereafter each of his designs would be called a "Baldwin Red Devil". Tony Jannus flew actress Julia Bruns in a Red Devil on October 12, 1913, in a New York Times Derby.
About half-a-dozen steel biplanes have been produced in 1911 by Captain Baldwin, and he and other aviators, Badger, Hammond, Miss Scott Mass, etc., have flown these at various exhibitions and meets.

Baldwin's Red Devil, located at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Baldwin Red Devil

Engine: Hall-Scott, 50-60 hp
Propeller: Requa-Gibson
Prop diameter: 7 ft / 2.13 m
Prop pitch: 6 feet / 1.82 m
Span: 28 ft 8 in / 8.75 m
Length: 28 ft 3 in / 8.60 m
Speed: 60 mph / 97 kph

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