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Taylor — Aerocar International (Moulton Taylor) (USA) — Aerocar International's Aerocar (often called the Taylor Aerocar) was an American roadable aircraft, designed and built by Moulton Taylor in Longview, Washington, in 1949. Although six examples were built, the “Aerocar” never entered production. Taylor's design of a roadable aircraft dates Back to 1946. During a trip to Delaware, he met inventor Robert E. Fulton, Jr., who had designed an earlier roadable airplane, the “Airphibian”. Taylor recognized that the detachable wings of Fulton's design would be better replaced by folding wings. His prototype Aerocar utilized folding wings that allowed the road vehicle to be converted into flight mode in five minutes by one person. When the rear license plate was flipped up, the operator could connect the propeller shaft and attach a pusher propeller. The same engine drives the front wheels through a three-speed manual transmission. When operated as an aircraft, the road transmission is simply left in neutral (though Backing up during taxiing is possible by using reverse gear.) On the road, the wings and tail unit were designed to be towed behind the vehicle. “Aerocars” can drive up to 60 miles per hour and have a top airspeed of 110 miles per hour.

Taylor — Taylor Aircraft Company (USA)

Taylorcraft — Taylor-Young Airplane Company (USA)

Taylorcraft-Cole — Duane Cole (USA)

Teledyne-Ryan — Teledyne-Ryan Aeronautical (USA)

Texas Instruments — Texas Instruments Corp. (USA)

Thomas — Thomas Brothers Aeroplane Company (USA)

Thomas-Morse — Thomas-Morse Aircraft Corporation (USA)

Thompson — James Thompson (USA)

Thorp — Thorp Aircraft Co. / Thorp Engineering Co. / Thorp 211 Aircraft Co. / Thorp Aero Inc. (USA)

Timm — Timm Aircraft Company (USA)

Travel Air — Travel Air Manufacturing Company (USA)

Tupolev — Andrei Tupolev Design Bureau (USSR)


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