An Early Lifting Body

This Week’s Hints to help you along:

  • Designed just two years after the end of the Great War.
  • A lifting body design that added more than 1/4 to the available lift.
  • Carried up to 30 passengers in an era where a dozen was a lot.
  • Flew commercially only in freight, hauling a car around to shows.

So do you know what this aircraft is?




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1 thought on “An Early Lifting Body

  1. R. Bailey says:

    This would be the Burnelli RB-1 (aka Remington-Burnelli), based on the radiators.

    First flight was June 1921, but the RB-1 did not fly commercially; it was damaged early in its career. Its successor, the RB-2, did fit the clues given and was similar looking, was built a couple of years later. None of Burnelli’s lifting body designs made it commercially, even though they did show some advantages, particularly as cargo carriers.


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