C-460 Caudron RacerItem Number: 283
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Caudron C-460 #100 Thompson Trophy: The Thompson trophy race was one of the National Air Races of the heyday of early airplane racing in the 1930's. Established in 1929, the last race was held in 1961. The race was 10 miles long with 50-foot-high pylons marking the turns, and emphasized low altitude flying and maneuverability at high speeds. As the race was flown around a closed course, crowds in the grandstands could easily see much of the spectacle.
Mahogany Wood. Wingspan 15 inches, Length 16 inches.