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Charles Lindbergh Lockheed Model 8 Sirius

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Model ID#:

0180

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Name:

Sirius

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Designation:

Model 8 c/n 140

MODEL BY:

R. L. Horton

Model Scale:

1/60

MODEL ADDED:

8/12/81

historical significance

First Albuquerque Visit:    1933

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Additional Information:

The Lockheed Model 8 Sirius was a single-engine propeller-driven monoplane designed and built by Jack Northrop and Gerard Vultee while they were engineers at Lockheed in 1929, at the request of Charles Lindbergh. A total of 15 Sirius aircraft were constructed in 1929 and 1930.

The first and best known Sirius, NR-211, was bought by Lindbergh in 1931. The plane was later used by Lindbergh and his wife on a number of flights surveying airline routes for Pan American Airways across arctic latitudes. The plane came through Albuquerque on May 7, 1933. The plane carried number NR-211 and it is on display at the Smithsonian with floats that were on the polar flight trip that Ann Morrow Lindbergh wrote about in the book “Listen to the Wind”.

Lindbergh also set a record West to East transcontinental flight on April 20, 1930.

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