Re: Aircraft identity

Date:         21 Mar 2001 18:33:32 
From:         Philip Morten <philip.morten@btinternet.com>
Organization: BT Internet
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Stephens Lyle E wrote:
>
> I'm trying to identify two aircraft in a photo taken at Moline, IL in the
> 1930's. The registrations numbers are NC726K and NC727K. Both aircraft have
> 2 of almost everything: wings, engines, fins and rudders, stabs and
> elevators. Is there a historic registration database I can consult?

Those are Curtiss Type 53 Condor transports - first flown 1929, six
built,  used by Eastern Air Transport 1931-1934.

See Curtiss Aircraft 1907-1947, Peter M Bowers, Putnam 1979, ISBN
0-85177-811-9

Philip Moren