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New Air Speed Record

Nature volume 131, page 580 (22 April 1933) | Download Citation



WARRANT OFFICER FRANCESCO AGELLO, of the Italian Air Force, set up a new air speed record on April 10, when he attained an average speed of 423.76 miles an hour. Agello was flying a Macchi-Castoldi 72 seaplane at Desenzano, Lake Garda, and it is stated that on one run he reached a speed of more than 430 miles an hour. The machine was one of those originally intended for the Schneider trophy race of 1931. The previous record, 408 miles an hour, was set up on September 29, 1931, in a Vickers-Supermarine S 6jB seaplane flown by Flight-Lieut. G. H. Stainforth.

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