Wittman Special 20 "Buster" Rudder and Vertical stabilizer

Tail of red Wittman Special 20 "Buster" aircraft with small rear wheel and "NI4855" in yellow lettering
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The aircraft that enjoyed what was perhaps the longest and most successful career in air racing history was Steve Wittman's Chief Oshkosh, known in the post-World War II era as Buster. From 1931 until its retirement in 1954, this midget racer set records and took numerous trophies in class races and free-for-alls. Highlighted in this image is the rudder and vertical stabilizer of the Wittman Special 20.

Created:

02/08/2018

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Mark Avino

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A19550104000-NASM2018-10109

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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