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:

Head-on illustration of a Custer Channel Wing CCW-1 on the ground, circa 1947. The illustration is labeled, and the following text appears at the bottom: PROPELLERS AT TRAINILG EDGE PULL AIR THROUGH CHANNEL AT HURRICANE SPEED, CREATING LIFT TO MAKE PLANE AIRBORNE AT 10 TO 15 M.P.H. CHANGING PITCH OF PROPELLERS OR ENGINE'S REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE PERMITS FLIGHT AT ANY DESIRED SPEED.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

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



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