Auto Strapped To Plane Is Tested One Mile Above Earth (May, 1935)
Auto Strapped To Plane Is Tested One Mile Above Earth
A SPECTACULAR “first time in history” â€”an automobile actually taken for a mile high joy rideâ€”recently astonished onlookers at Floyd Bennet Field, New York.
The plane was a giant Uppercu-Burnelli transport. With a 12-foot wide cabin, there was more than enough room between the wheels of the landing gear to strap on a standard 1935 automobile.
The thrilling adventure was an aviator’s dream come trueâ€”a practical realization of the “Flying Tank” pictured on the July, 1932, cover of Modern Mechanix and Inventions. Heralding the introduction of new war time practices, transport planes could secretly land armored cars or radio controlled tanks behind enemy lines at night. Even light artillery or ambulance cars might be moved by air in this manner.