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Also a Strange thing,

the CF-15 ?.

 

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Hi,

from Aerofiles site,Mr. J. W. Catron and Mr. Edwin Fisk formed this company in 1919,which later reorganized
as International Aircraft Corp. in 1925,they designed and built CF-10,CF-11,CF-13 & CF-14 before change
their title,there was also CF-12,does anyone hear about it ?.

I can't prove it, but I have had a suspicion that the CF-12 was Frank Clarke's "Jail Bait," which is described on Aerofiles as a "cleaned-up" Catron & FIsk CF-11 ("The second, dubbed Jail Bait by movie pilot Frank Clarke, cleaned up a bit in design and with 90hp OX-5, was destroyed when its wings sheared off during aerobatics.") However, when compared to a photo of a CF-11 posted at Aerofiles:
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"Jail Bait" would seem to be a wholly different beast than a refined CF-11 (these attached photos are from the San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM) Flickr Commons Frank Clarke Album).
Here is a photo of Clarke besides "Jail Bait" (note the "Jail Bait" titles below the cockpit on the fuselage).
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Among the SDASM photos is this one with the hand-written notation, "Fastest Plane - 158 Miles Per hour - November 1919," identifying Jim Hester, Frank Clarke, and what appears to be Orval (Otto?) “Swede” Meyerhoffer Frank Tomick (as per a clipping from Page 77 of the October 9, 1921 edition of The Pittsburgh Press newspaper), at arms length illustrating the wingspan of "Jail Bait."
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Of course - my suspicion that "Jail Bait" is the CF-12 could be totally wrong.
 

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Thank you my dear Boxman,

and what about CF-15 ?.
 

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