Abrams Air Craft

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The Abrams Air Craft Corporation was an aircraft manufacturer established in Lansing, Michigan[1] in 1937 as an offshoot of Talbert Abrams' Aerial Survey Corporation.[2] Abrams had founded an airline (ABC Airline) in 1929 but found himself increasingly interested in aerial photography. The new company was created for the purpose of designing and producing a dedicated survey aircraft.[3] The result was the P-1 Explorer,[4] designed by Abrams with assistance from Kenneth Ronan of Ronan & Kunzl.

World War II interrupted further work.


  1. ^ Cleveland, Reginald M.; Frederick P. Graham (1944). The Aviation Annual. Doubleday, Doran & Company. p. 196. 
  2. ^ Mondey, David, ed. (1978). Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World's Aircraft. A&W Publishers, Inc. p. 64. ISBN 0-89479-032-3. 
  3. ^ Gunston, Bill (1993). World Encyclopedia of Aircraft Manufacturers. Naval Institute Press. 
  4. ^ National Aeronautics. National Aeronautic Association. 1929. p. 21.