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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=83970
Submitted by: Low-Tech Redneck
Comments: 5  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 0  (View)
Submitted on: 01-06-2011
View Stats Category: Other Vehicle
The Goodyear Blimp wasn't the only inflatable aircraft that company made, in the 50's, they also built the "inflatoplane", an inflatable airplane.

Pressurized at only 8psi (less than a car tire), powered by an 80 hp engine, and with a take-off weight of about 750 pounds, the plane could stay up for about 5 hours time. Once on the ground, it could be deflated and packed into the trunk of car.


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1-06-2011 @ 10:45:07 AM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
Innovative, but ultimately lacking a clear and viable use. Goodyear tried to sell them to the army as scout planes or as personal escape-craft for stranded soldiers or downed airmen. Surprisingly, the Army wasn't interested in a plane that could be shot down by a BB gun, and the project was abandoned.

1-06-2011 @ 12:31:26 PM
Posted By : Tastycakemix Reply | Edit | Del
That thing could probably be taken down using harsh language.

1-06-2011 @ 12:36:44 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#2, *grabs megaphone* YOU'RE AN UGLY PIECE OF AVIONICS!

1-06-2011 @ 12:45:28 PM
Posted By : Tastycakemix Reply | Edit | Del
#3, Why is Sgt. Slaughter is flying that thing?
"Hey, put down that megaphone. I'm going to come down there with this plan made of superior and innovative aerospace technology and bust you up. You MAGOT!"

1-06-2011 @ 06:28:58 PM
Posted By : Obsidian Reply | Edit | Del
This plane would have made for a slightly amusing 9/11.

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