Schneider Trophy Races


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80 years ago the British won the Schneider Trophy for the third time in 1931. The result of this, under the rules, is that they got to keep it's Art Nouveau Trophy.

Following just 12 races over a span of 18 years, since 1913, the average speed rose by a factor of 7!

To put this into context, had the rate of development have continued, as witnessed during these races, then the Red Bull Racers would be today flying at speeds of 2432mph. As things stand they operate a top speed of around 260 mph.

The book never happened but we still have the data.

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History of Race Courses

Race Rules


Avro 539A

Curtiss Hawk

CAM 36bis

Sopwith Tabloid

Macchi M7

Curtiss CR-3

Supermarine S6B

Macchi M67


Index of Pages

What might have been: rocket powered UK fightes supersonic Hunters TSR2 page 1

Bomber cockpits WW2: Lancaster and B-17 page 2

Experiments 1950ies and 1970ies VTOL page 3

Experiments 1950ies flywing page 10

Flying Boats page 4

Experiments 1950ies page 5

Russian Fighters page 8

British Fighters page 9

British Transport Planes page 11

US Navy Fighters page 7

US Fighters page 6


Date of Last update: 27 AUGUST '18

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