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Golden Age of Flight

Kreider-Reisner C-2 Challenger

This is the first of the impressive "Challenger" aircraft line, the C-2 is best known for its favorable performance, good value ($2240 plus engine in 1928) and lack of bad habits. Some notable construction details include the "free air" vertical radiator and sturdy gear that could survive a pasture landing or as it was now known, an "airport".

The C-2 carries ATC #19 and was powered by the Curtiss 0X-5 a reliable, available and affordable engine. This engine was prominent in civil and commercial aircraft development and the best thing to happen to early aviation. The 0X-5 weighed 490 pounds, produced 90 horsepower, and on 35 gallons of fuel the aircraft could cruise for five hours.

Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Co. (K-R) was a partnership between Amos Kreider and L E Reisner. Having operated flying services since 1925, the partners developed a new aircraft wish list, since no one wanted to build it, they did. In 1929 K-R became a subsidiary of Fairchild and continued to produce the Fairchild KR line. 

 

 

MFG: Kreider-Reisner

Built In: Hagerstown, MD

First Produced: 1927

Powerplant: Curtiss 0X-5

Horsepower: 90 hp

Prop: Wood

Service Ceiling: 12,000 ft.

Cruise: 98 mph

Top Speed: 98 mph

Range: 340 miles

Empty Weight: 1236 lbs

Gross Weight: 2078 lbs

Wingspan Upper: 30’1”

Wingspan Lower: 29’2”

Wing Area: 296 sq. ft.

Length: 23’9”

Height: 9’4”

Armament: None

Number Built: 

This C-2 was acquired by Yanks in 2012.