(Above) Jimmy Wedell stands next to his Wedell-Williams Model 44 racer
Wedell-Williams Model 44
The Wedell-Williams Model 44 is a racing aircraft, four examples of which were built in the United States in the early 1930s by the Wedell-Williams Air Service Corporation. It began as a rebuilding of the partnership's successful We-Will 1929 racer, but soon turned into a completely new racing monoplane aircraft, powered by a large radial engine. Model 44s became the dominant racers of the 1930s, setting innumerable records including setting a new world speed record in 1933.
The only surviving Model 44 is on display at the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, Cleveland, Ohio. Three replica Model 44s are on display at the Louisiana State Museum, Patterson, Louisiana.
Designer - James R. Wedell
First Flight - 12 January 1930
Introduction - 13 June 1930, New Orleans Air Races
Unit cost - US $10,000 in 1931
Powerplant - 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-1690-S1C3G 9-cyl. air cooled radial piston engine producing 1,020 hp.
SDMB meets the second Tuesday of each month
LIMITED EDITION SDMB ballcap now on sale to SDMB members
Ballcaps will be available for purchase at club meetings. Only a few left! See Dick for purchase.
Pima Air and Space Museum
Make N Take
June 1, 2012
1 - 2:30 P.M.
Free event with paid admission to museum
SDMB members help you and your kids build a snap together kit free of charge at Pima Air and Space Museum!
This is a popular event and we look forward to seeing you.
more info at: Pima Air and Space Museum Website
IPMS Nationals 2013
Denver / Loveland, Colorado
August 14-17, 2013
SDMB is sponsoring 2 awards categories:
101-B Biplane 1/48 & 1/32 (split)
730 Vignettes (no more than 5 figures)
SDMB Model Display cards
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