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1970 Wittman Witts V - N3259

Location: Pioneer Airport

Steve Wittman built the prototype Witts V to help spur interest in the new Formula V racing class. Formula V racers were powered by Volkswagen automobile engines and were intended to provide a low cost entry into air racing.

The Witts V proved very competitive and very successful. Steve Wittman sold plans for the aircraft, so several other Witts Vs were built and competed against it in the class.

Donated by the estate of Sylvester J. “Steve” and Paula M. Wittman, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Length

18 ft. 2 in.

Height

4 ft. 2 in.

Empty Weight

430 lbs.

Gross Weight

700 lbs.

Oil Capacity

2.5 gal.

Fuel Capacity

10 gal.

Wingspan

20 ft. 0 in.

Total Wing Area

75 sq. ft.

Cruising Range

400 miles

Cruising Speed

153 mph

Maximum Speed

180 mph

Service Ceiling

15,000 ft.

Serial Number

11

Price at Factory

$4,250

Engine

65 hp., Volkswagen, 1600 cubic centimeter, 4-cylinder horizontally opposed

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