MS-344: Walter Matthews Jefferies Aviation Collection
1/2 left side view of a Curtiss Wildcat, a racer plane, on the ground with Bert Acosta seated in the pilot seat. The photo is labeled, " Bullet Shaped Racing Triplane, Newest Design of Plane. To Try for World's Speed Record. The newest in the racing triplanes is this Curtiss "Wildcat" with a 420 H.P. motor, which will try and break the world's record for speed at the big air meet to be help on April 30th, at Garden City, L.I. Photo shows Bert Acosta seated in the Curtiss "Wildcat" or bullet triplane, which will try and break world's record."
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ms344_177_016_00063; Curtiss Wildcat; Racer