Photo from Denny Wright's album. He piloted for Clyde Sunderland. This photo has no stamp or markings. Anyone recognize this aircraft?

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  • $\begingroup$ Do you have any more info about the image or Denny Wright himself? Can't really find anything about either. $\endgroup$ – ironduke97 Jun 27 '18 at 5:52
  • $\begingroup$ It looks similar to the Hughes H-1 Racer but the difference is that the H-1's landing gear is further apart and folds towards the fuselage whereas this aircraft's landing gear appears to be non-retractable. $\endgroup$ – ironduke97 Jun 27 '18 at 6:13
  • $\begingroup$ I am going with the Lockhead, due to looks and dates. The Big plane, right background, is a Western Air Express Folker F-32, NC333N or NC334N (there were two). The second from the right is Wright's "Whirlwind Waco" (?), NC935K. $\endgroup$ – Robert T Anderson Jun 27 '18 at 20:18
  • $\begingroup$ Mistake in above comment: the background small monoplane is a "Travel Air six passenger with Wright Whirlwind motor", belonging to Wright Air Service. $\endgroup$ – Robert T Anderson Jun 28 '18 at 19:36
  • $\begingroup$ I didn't say it was the Hughes H-1. Just that it looked very similar. $\endgroup$ – ironduke97 Jun 29 '18 at 5:30

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It looks like the Lockheed Model 8 Sirius, or a variant of it.

First flight was 1929, and 15 were built.

Two versions of the same basic design were built for the United States Air Force, one made largely of wood with a fixed landing gear, and one with a metal skin and retractable landing gear, designated Y1C-25 and Y1C-23, respectively. Its basic role was intended to be as a utility transport.


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