Johns Ra-Son Warrior
Alvis R. "Ray" Johns, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA, designed in 1947 the Rason Warrior, that was constructed in four years of part-time work, in collaboration with Paul L. Witmer, completed in 1952.
The five-seat aircraft was designed for short-field operations in remote areas and had a large wide-chord wing, fixed panted undercarriage and could easily be converted to a cargo-carrier loading through a pair of oversized gullwing cabin doors. Power came from an 185 hp Lycoming O-435-I six-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine and can lift a 1,000 lb (454 kg) payload. The taildragger aircraft uses a large tapered low wing, with a large horizontal tail surface mounted close to the trailing edge of the wing. The fuselage is welded steel tube construction with fabric covering. The wings use wooden spars and ribs with fabric covering.
It received the EAA Award for Achievement in 1963 and was still registered in 2006 in Shippensburg, PA 17257, United States.
Construction Number (C/N): 3-1-J