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Cessna CR-3

The Cessna CR-3 custom racer makes its first flight on June 11, 1933. The plane wins the 1933 American Air Race in Chicago and later sets a new world speed record for engines smaller than 500 cubic inches by averaging 237.4 mph.


Johny Livingston of “Seagull” fame had a CR-3 specially built for him with retractable landing gear, a cantilever wing and a 145 hp Warner engine. It won many races.


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