Model Airplane News
September, 1935

Model Airplane News Cover for September, 1935 by Jo Kotula WACO W.H.D.

Model Airplane News Cover Art for September, 1935
by Jo Kotula
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The Waco Aircraft Company (WACO) was an aircraft company located in Troy, Ohio, USA. Between 1919 and 1947, the company produced a wide range of civilian biplanes. The company initially started under the name Weaver Aircraft COmpany of Ohio but changed its name to the WACO Aircraft Company in 1928/29.

WACO (referring to the aircraft) is usually pronounced "wah-co" (the first syllable pronounced as in "water"), not "way-co" like Waco, Texas, whose name is entirely unrelated.

 The WACO W.H.D.

Photos of the WACO "W.H.D."
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The company produced a wide variety of biplanes. Thr most celebrated military version during the 1930s had designation "W.H.D" based on the company's model codes:

  • W = 450hp Wright R-975-E3
  • H = 1931 cabin type
  • D = Military series 1934-1937

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