The Gee Bee Model R Super Sportster was a special purpose racing aircraft made by Granville Brothers Aircraft of Springfield, Massachusetts at the now-abandoned Springfield Airport (Massachusetts).[1] Gee Bee stands for Granville Brothers.

General characteristics

Crew: 1

Length: 17 ft 8 in (5.38 m)

Wingspan: 25 ft (7.62 m)

Height: 8 ft 2 in (2.48 m)

Wing area: 75 ft2 (6.97 m2)

Empty weight: 1840 lbs (834 kg)

Loaded weight: 2,415 lbs (1,095 kg)

Max. takeoff weight: 3075 lbs (1394.8 kg)

Aspect ratio: 6.1

Incidence: 2.5 Degrees

Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp 1,344 cubic inch (22 l) displacement Air Cooled 9 cylinder radial, 800 hp (596.5 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 294.38 mph (473.8 km/h)

Cruise speed: 260 mph (418.4 km/h)

Stall speed: 90 mph (144 km/h)

Range: 925 miles (1488 km) 630 miles, full throttle

full throttle: 2.14 hours

cruising: 3.65 hours

Note that the R-2 originally used a 550 hp Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior nine cylinder radial powerplant, as the aircraft was designed primarily as a cross-country racer with increased tankage that did not require the larger 800 hp Wasp. In 1933, the R-2 was modified for closed-circuit racing and was fitted with the more powerful engine and cowling of the R-1 version. Other modifications included a larger wing, equipped with flaps

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