Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kirkham-Williams Schneider Trophy racer

Al Williams stands on the float of his would-be entry in the 1927 Schneider Trophy Race.
  This was a venture by engine manufacturer Kirkham and Navy Lt. Al Williams, with support by Packard Motors. It was powered by two 625hp Packard V-1500s mounted in a common crankcase in an X configuration. Unfortunately money ran out during the testing stage and the plane never made it to the race, held at Venice, Italy that year.

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