Acme Aircraft Corporation

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Not to be confused with Acme Aircraft Co based in Torrance, California.
Acme Aircraft Corporation
Privately held company
Industry Aerospace
Founded 1928
Defunct by 1931
Headquarters Rockford, Illinois, United States
Key people
President: R.S. Link
General Manager: P.H. Ryan
Products Light aircraft

The Acme Aircraft Corporation was an American aircraft manufacturer based in Rockford, Illinois, founded in 1928.[1][2][3]

The company president was R.S. Link and the general manager was P.H. Ryan.[3]

Products[edit]

The company was established to produce biplane sport aircraft in the 90 hp (67 kW) range. The company built one Acme Biplane and also produced the parasol wing Acme Sportsman. The Sportsman was designed by Edward A. Stalker, the head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Only two of that model were completed before the company went out of business by 1931, in the Great Depression.[1][2][3][4]

Aircraft[edit]

Summary of aircraft built by Acme Aircraft Corporation
Model name First flight Number built Type
Acme Biplane 1928 1 Biplane sport aircraft
Acme Sportsman 2 October 1929 2 Parasol wing sport aircraft

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eckland, K.O. (2 May 2009). "Aircraft Ab - Ak". aerofiles.com. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Gunston 2005, p. 6.
  3. ^ a b c Grey, C.G. (ed): Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1929, page 235c. Sampson, Low, Manton and Company, Limited, 1929
  4. ^ Faurote, Fay Leone, Aircraft Year Book for 1930, American Aviation Publications, 1930, pg 76