Historical Art PhotoNews Posters Circa 1946 - 1952
Offers Always Considered
Flying Auto Makes First Flight
Drive or Fly In New “Airphibian”
Airplanes / Autos
Consolidated Vultee's experimental 4-seater flying automobile makes the first test flight at San Diego, Calif. The "auto-plane" has a 34-1/2 foot detachable wing, separate engines for car and plane, and special shock absorbing equipment for landing. It flew 1 hour, 18 minutes onfirst flight.
Danbury, Conn. - 1. Robert Fulton, Jr., and son, sit in the automobile part of his new invention, ready to "hit the road" at 45 m.p.h. 2. Same body, with propeller and wings attached. flying at 125 m.p.h. After landing, one man can change from plane to car in 7 minutes.
Left: Luther Caldwell, Columbia, Mo., reputedly the world's only one-armed fiddler, plays with a foot-powered mechanical bow. Right: T.P. Hall of San Diego, Calif., is responsible for this "flying automobile". Top photo shows it cruising at 100 miles an hour. Below, detachable car has land speed of 67 miles an hour, and gets 45 miles to the gallon.
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