BERNHARD C.F. KLEIN COLLECTION
No. 11239. Sperry 101A (A5243) US Navy
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Sperry 101A

03/31/2012. Lawrence Sperry formed the Lawrence Sperry Aircraft Company at Farmingdale, New York, USA in 1918. In 1919 the pictured three-seat pusher amphibian was built for the USN under s/n A5243. It featured wheels which could be folded out of the way by a crank and cable system. Powered by a 400 hp Liberty engine the aircraft has been known under several designations:

Sperry 101A
Sperry Light Bomber
Sperry Night Bomber
Sperry 1919 Triplane Bomber Amphibian
Sperry Land and Sea Triplane Amphibian

Created March 31, 2012