Crusader airframe coating was best described as the color of a newly-issued coin from the nearby Denver Mint.
The Story of the Shelton Flying Wing

Alexander Roca
Special illustrations by:
John Two McClure
Burt Mader
Sheridan P. Barnard

  Watch the original test flight - captured on 35 mm film in Denver, Colorado, Jan. 1935
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  Hear the twin Menasco engines of Crusader roar over Denver - a sound not heard in 55 years!
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