Fulton Airphibian FA-3-101 Landing Gear

Close up of a tire and landing gear of a red painted plane.

Designed by Robert Fulton Jr. in 1950, the Airphibian became the first roadable aircraft approved by the Civil Aviation Administration. A pilot could fly to an airport and then, after disengaging wings, tail, and propeller, and drive the car into town.”. While a technical success as a flying car, the Airphibian did not become a marketable design due to the inherent compromises of air and car technologies and financial difficulties. Highlighted in this image is the landing gear of the Fulton Airphibian FA-3-101.

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Mark Avino

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum


Aircraft; Aviation; Private

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