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Schneider Trophy Seaplanes and Flying Boats by Ralph Pegram
Timed to coincide with the one hundredth anniversary of the Schneider Trophy, this book 
is a history of over one hundred different aircraft that contested the trophy between 1913 
and 1931. The book includes amazing drawings and photographs of the aircraft that have
 never been seen before.
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Schneider Trophy Racers  by Robert Hirsch, 
Motorbooks International, 1993 ISBN 0-87938-616-9 
Excellent, a must have.  Large 10 1/2 " X 10 1/2" Format 188 page glossy heavy paper
with hundreds of rare photos and detailed 3-Views of nearly every Schneider entrant.   
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Schneider Trophy Aircraft 1913-1931  by Derek N. James, 
Putnam Press 1981  Excellent Book. Published to commerate the 50th anniversary to the 
last Schneider Trophy contest, this 300 page 5 3/4"X 8 3/4" book covers all the events, engine
info many photos and some 3-views. 
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The Speed Seekers  by Thomas Foxworth, 
Doubleday, 1974 . ISBN 0-385-06050-5  
The huge 11" X 10" 530 page book is printed on glossy paper with hundreds of photos, 
3-views and charts of races, engines and aircraft. It does a good job of covering the 
Schneider races but many other important events of the period plus in depth stories of 
various countries aircraft efforts.
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The Schneider Trophy Story by Edward Eves
Motorbooks International, 2001 ISBN 0-7603-1118-8
Large format 8 3/4" X 11 1/2" 250 page book printed on gloss paper with photos, drawings,
3-views, stories of the races, the people and machines of the Schneider Trophy Races. 
If you read French, there is even the original Schneider Trophy Regulations. Great Book!
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The Schneider Trophy Races by Ralph Barker
Airlife Publishing Ltd.  1981  ISBN 0-906393-15-9
This 6" X 8 3/4" 270 page book is an excellent book on the Schneider Trophy Races. It 
contains maps of all races, some 30 photos and illustrations and the historical line is well
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Schneider Trophy to Spitfire by John K.Shelton
Haynes Publishing (Feb.15, 2009) Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.3 x 1 inches
ISBN-10: 1844255301 ISBN-13: 978-1844255306
This book covers the entire design output of RJ Mitchell with photographs and 3-view 
drawings of every machine that he was responsible for. In particular, it emphasizes the 
importance of the Schneider Trophy contests to the career of Mitchell and to the eventual 
outcome the Spitfire. The book also provides an insight into the life of the designer himself 
and an account of Supermarine Aviation, 1917-1937.
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Curtiss Aircraft 1907-1947 by Peter M. Bowers
Putnam Press 1979  ISBN 0-85177-811-9
This 5 3/4" X 8 3/4"  625 page book chronicles the Curtiss airplane company from 1907 thru
1947.  The early Curtiss V-12 engines that set the pattern for Allison, Rolls and Fiat aircraft 
engines. Curtiss was a pioneer in many areas and this book reveals his break-through and of 
course there are the Curtiss racers that won Pulitzer and Schneider Races.
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My Golden Flying Years by D'Arcy Grieg   
Written some forty years ago for his own enjoyment, and twenty years before his death in 
1986,this biography was given to Simon Muggleton, a collector of aviation memorabilia, and 
aviation historian and author Norman Franks recognized immediately that it was an important 
contribution to Britain's and the RAF's early history. Without altering any of D'Arcy Greig's 
original writing, Norman has merely made it more concise and manageable, adding 
​Available on Amazon .com

ALI0026 Schneider Cup Racers  English/Italian text. 100 pages.  
120 photos and 34 drawings 
Ali DItalia Books 
3-Views and Drawings
Bob's Aircraft Documentation  The World's Largest Commercial Collection of Aircraft Documentation. The Foto Paak & 3-View section of the catalog are available online in PDF format. On page 226 of the catalog has all the Schneider Cup aircraft.
Bob's Aircraft Documentation

Raceplanes by Robert S. Hirsch very accurate drawings and 3-views of many of the Schneider Cup Aircraft.  To request a brochure write or call:
Raceplanes 8439 Dale St. Buena Park, CA. 90620     Phone: 1(714)828-7369
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Photos from the Schneider Cup Re-enactment events
Jean de Besombes 1991 RCM article
Curtiss Returns Home and its transformation into electric power
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This page was last updated: January 18, 2018