This is the first of the impressive “Challenger” aircraft line, the C-2 is best known for its favorable performance, good value ($2240 plus engine in 1928) and lack of bad habits. Some notable construction details include the “free air” vertical radiator and sturdy gear that could survive a pasture landing or as it was now known, an “airport.”

The C-2 carries ATC #19 and was powered by the Curtiss 0X-5 a reliable, available and affordable engine. This engine was prominent in civil and commercial aircraft development and the best thing to happen to early aviation. The 0X-5 weighed 490 pounds, produced 90 horsepower, and on 35 gallons of fuel the aircraft could cruise for five hours.

Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Co. (K-R) was a partnership between Amos Kreider and L E Reisner. Having operated flying services since 1925, the partners developed a new aircraft wish list, since no one wanted to build it, they did. In 1929 K-R became a subsidiary of Fairchild and continued to produce the Fairchild KR line.

 

DISPLAY STATUS COUNTRY OF ORIGIN CURRENT LOCATION
 Own United States Boneyard
PURPOSE & TYPE MATERIALS ERA & DATE RANGE
 Utility  Steel Golden Age
1918 – 1939
PRODUCTION &
ACQUISITION
SPECIFICATIONS SERVICE HISTORY
MFG: Kreider-Reisner
First Produced: 1927
Number Built:
Armament: None

This C-2 was acquired by Yanks in 2012.

Wingspan: upper 30’1” lower 29’2”
Wing Area: 296 sq ft
Length: 23’9”
Height: 9’4″
Empty Weight: 1,236 lbs
Gross Weight: 2,078 lbs
Powerplant: Curtiss OX-5
Thrust:
Cruise Speed: 85 mph
Maximum Speed: 98 mph
Range: 340 miles