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The flying Easter egg


The flying Easter egg
Somehow, we found this little 1956 creature very suitable for today’s festivities. It’s the Aerocar, made by Moulton Taylor in Longview, Washington, in the mid-1950s. Thanks to a 143hp strong Lycoming air-cooled flat-four, it’s good for a 60mph top speed on land while it can do up to 117 mph in the air when you and your passenger have a bit more haste - say to visit your family in another state for Easter. With a 300 miles range stops at local strips may have been necessary though. Transforming it from car to plane was said to be possible in five minutes. Despite promising order books, just six Aerocars were made and their separate brief, but entertaining, histories can be found on the Aerocar’s Wikipedia page. A lovely little film about it here. A very happy Easter from us here at PostWarClassic.

(Words editor, picture Inflight Squarespace)

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#1 Politi 2017-04-17 16:21
Is it a BIRD, is it a PLANE, no, it is a Lycoming air-cooled flat-four!
 

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