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

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.

 

 

sources: www.aviastar.com

 

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