Fulton Airphibian FA-3-101 Vertical and Horizontal Stabilizer

Red and tan painted vertical and horizontal stabilizer of the plane. Painted on the tan parts of the paint are Airphibian and N74154.

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 are the vertical and horizontal stabilizer of the plane.

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Mark Avino

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum


Aircraft; Aviation; Private

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