Some of the most famous racing planes designed and built in the 1930's, were the Gee Bee's. Built by the Granville brothers of the Granville Brothers Aircraft Company, Springfield, Massachusetts. The Granville brothers: Zantford, Thomas, Robert, Mark and Edward came to Springfield in 1929 to the Springfield Airport located between Liberty Street and St. James Avenue. Their airplanes won many races and set new speed records. Their racing aircraft made use of new and bold design concepts to get as much speed as possible.
Granville Gee Bee R-1
Desktop Model Granville Gee Bee R-1
Scale 1/20 Wing Span 15" Length 10-5/8"
This model is made of select kiln-dried Philippine mahogany wood and comes with a stand.