Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Three-quarter right front view of a Bell P-63C Kingcobra clipped wing racer "Tucker Special" (r/n NX62995, race number 28), flown by Charles Tucker in the 1946 Thompson Trophy race, National Air Races, Cleveland, Ohio. Also known as the "Flying Red Horse". Later, it was registered as NX63231 with race number 30. The aircraft had, at twenty-five feet, the shortest wing ever flown in post-war unlimited races.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Airplane racing
  • National Championship Air Races
  • Airlines
  • Airplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1946


Cleveland, Ohio

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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