Airscoot

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Aircraft Products
Automobile Manufacturing
Industry Automotive
Founded 1947
Defunct 1947
Headquarters Wichita, Kansas, United States
Area served
United States
Products Vehicles

The Airscoot was a quite unusual car made by the Wichita, Kansas-based company Aircraft Products in 1947 to fit the need for a small car that could commute to and from airports then be folded up and put aboard private aircraft. It was able to attain this goal by weighing a mere 72 lb (33 kg), and measuring only 37 inches (940 mm) in length. Passenger and stowage accommodations included seats for two passengers and a luggage rack in front for two suitcases. Its one-cylinder, 2.6 horsepower (1.9 kW) air-cooled engine claimed to be capable of 60 mpg‑US (3.9 L/100 km; 72 mpg‑imp), though the gas tank could only hold 3/10ths of a gallon. Little further information is available on this car.[1]

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  1. ^ Kowalke, Ron (1997). Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975 (4th ed.). Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. ISBN 0-87341-521-3. 

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