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:

Aircraft lined up for the start of a race at the National Air Races, Cleveland, Ohio. Original caption: Appears to be ready for start of 1949 Sohio Race. Left to right - 1. P-63 No 87 NX52113 [N52113]; 2. P-51D No 21 N65453; 3. P-39 No 95, N13381; 4. P-63C5 No 53, N73744; 5. F2G-1 No 18, N91092; 6. P-51D No 37 NX37492; 7. P-51D No 77 NX79111; 8. P-63-C-5 Bell No 30 N63231; 1. No 11 Bell P-39C NX92848

Collection Item Long Description:


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

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1949


Cleveland, Ohio

Repository Loc.

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



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