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 left front view of Cierva C.8 Mk.IV (C.8W) (r/n NC-418), on the ground shortly after landing on the Mall in Washington, DC, being delivered to the National Museum [Smithsonian Institution], July 22, 1931. James Ray standing in the cockpit.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Autogiros

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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July 22, 1931

Repository Loc.

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


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