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Frank Hawks Inside Low Wing Monoplane

(Original Caption) Hawks To Fly 'Robot' Plane. Lt. Commander Frank Hawks, famous speed pilot, is scheduled to hop off at 4:30 tomorrow morning from the Municipal Airport on a new kind of aerial adventure--a nonstop flight to New York in a robot plane. The plane, Sky Chief, a fourteen-cylinder, low wing monoplane, propelled by a 750.H.P. motor and capable of a 260-mile-an-hour speed at high altitudes, will be used by Hawks. The actual piloting of the air speedster will be left entirely in the sensitive mechanical hands of an automat, a robot perfected by George De Besson, 36. The device was tested by Hawks, recently, and he declared that it worked perfectly.
(Original Caption) Hawks To Fly 'Robot' Plane. Lt. Commander Frank Hawks, famous speed pilot, is scheduled to hop off at 4:30 tomorrow morning from the Municipal Airport on a new kind of aerial adventure--a nonstop flight to New York in a robot plane. The plane, Sky Chief, a fourteen-cylinder, low wing monoplane, propelled by a 750.H.P. motor and capable of a 260-mile-an-hour speed at high altitudes, will be used by Hawks. The actual piloting of the air speedster will be left entirely in the sensitive mechanical hands of an automat, a robot perfected by George De Besson, 36. The device was tested by Hawks, recently, and he declared that it worked perfectly.
Frank Hawks Inside Low Wing Monoplane
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Credit:
Bettmann / Contributor
Editorial #:
517293458
Collection:
Bettmann
Date created:
01 June, 1933
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Source:
Bettmann
Object name:
u226113acme.jpg
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4103 x 3238 px (34.74 x 27.42 cm) - 300 dpi - 6 MB