Grahame-White Type XIII

The Grahame-White Type XIII was a racing seaplane built to compete in the Daily Mail
Daily Mail
The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-market tabloid newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust. First published in 1896 by Lord Northcliffe, it is the United Kingdom's second biggest-selling daily newspaper after The Sun. Its sister paper The Mail on Sunday was launched in 1982...

s 1914 Circuit of Britain
Daily Mail Circuit of Britain Air Race
The Daily Mail Circuit of Britain Air Race was a British cross-country air race which took place from 1911 until 1914, with prizes donated by the Daily Mail newspaper...

 air race, to be flown by company founder Claude Grahame-White. It was a conventional single-bay biplane with staggered wings of equal span braced by N-struts. The forward fuselage featured a highly streamlined aluminium engine cowling, with the rest of the construction being wood and fabric. The landing gear consisted of twin pontoons, with a small third pontoon carried beneath the tail.

The Circuit of Britain was cancelled due to the outbreak of World War I, and the sole Type XIII built was later converted into a landplane.


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