The Gee Bee's cockpit. Note the bad outside view, especially to the ground, as this shot was taken during taxi.
|Type||Racing aircraft, Historical aircraft|
|Configuration||Low wing aircraft|
|Propulsion||Propeller aircraft, Single-engine aircraft|
|Manufacturer||Granville Brothers Aircraft|
The Gee Bee Model R Super Sportster (also known as the GB Sportster), sometimes nicknamed The Flying Silo due to the short, fat fuselage resembling that type of farm storage building, was a special purpose racing aircraft made by Granville Brothers Aircraft of Springfield, Massachusetts. Gee Bee stands for Granville Brothers.