The Piasecki Air Geep. This Was Supposed To Be Our Flying Car.

by Daniel Russ on February 6, 2013

Piasecki Air Geep


Piasecki Air Geep



In 1957 Army Transportation Research Command awarded Piasecki Aircraft a contract for the development of a ‘flying jeep’ – type VTOL research vehicle capable of operating at low altitudes at speeds up to 110kph.


In other words, a flying car.


That said, Piasecki developed the Model 59 K or “Sky Car”. It featured a fixed tricycle wheeled landing gear, a single seat for the pilot and a single set for a passenger each under a rotor duct of two Lycoming Engines. Maximum speed was about 85 miles an hour.






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