Fulton Airphibian FA-3-101Propeller

Close up image of a wood airplane propeller. The propeller is attached to a air plane.

Designed by Robert Fulton Jr. in 1950, the Airphibian became the first roadable aircraft approved by the Civil Aviation Administration. It could fly to an airport and then, after disengaging wings, tail, and propeller, become a car. 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 a propeller of the plane.

Created By:

Mark Avino

Date Created:

11/21/2019

Source:

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Keywords:

Aircraft; Aviation; Private

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