|THE CURTISS-NAVY RACER, R3C-2, 1925|
|Walter wrote: "Curtiss Navy Racer, 1925"
LT. "JIMMY" DOOLITTLE WINS SCHNEIDER CUP RACE
On October 25, 1925, fitted with streamlined single-step wooden floats and designated the R3C-2it was piloted to victory by Army Lt. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle in the Schneider Cup Race held at Bay Shore Park, Baltimore. The average speed was 232.57 mph. On the day after the Schneider Cup race, Doolittle flew the R3C-2 over a straight course at a world record speed of 245.7 mph.
In the Schneider Cup Race of November 13, 1926, this same airplane, piloted by Lt. Christian F. Schilt, USMC, and powered by an improved engine won second place with an average speed of 231.4 mph.