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Sperry Messenger

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 ENGINE1 x 60hp Lawrence

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Klaatu83, e-mail, 06.08.2014 01:53

This tiny (17 feet 9 inches long, 20-foot wingspan) seingle-seat biplane was intended to be serve as a flying messenger vehicle, to replace a messenger mounted on a motorcycle. About 50 were built for the Army Air Service shortly after World War I, of which a dozen were experimentally converted into "aerial torpedoes", early versions of what would later be characterized as "flying bombs" or "cruise missiles".

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Paul Carattini, e-mail, 05.08.2012 23:30

I saw one years ago at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY. On the location of what was Mitchell field. Where Charles Lindbergh took off from for is New York to Paris flight. It was on static display. I do not know if it is still there.

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