Gee Bee R-2 Super Sportster
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch parts.
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Select a thumbnail to see the picture full-size. In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $44.99You pay: $32.39(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Dora WingsStock Number: DWN 48001Scale: 1/48View all products of type "Racer"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
- Detailed cockpit
- Moderately detailed engine
- Separate ailerons
- Photoetched parts
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). Gee Bee stands for Granville Brothers.
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.