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TEMCO / Texas Engineering & Manufacturing Co

1945: Texas Engineering & Mfg Co Inc
Founders: Robert McCulloch, H L Howard
Dallas TX.
USA
 
Texas Engineering & Manufacturing Co built 329 Globe Swifts under licence before Globe went bankrupt in 1947, when it acquired rights in this aircraft.
 
Feb 1950: Acquired Luscombe Co in bankruptcy.
 
In 1952 the Texas Engineering & Manufacturing Co became Temco Aircraft Corporation. Three TE-1 A Buckaroo primary trainers (development of Globe Swift) evaluated by USAF 1951, leading in 1953 to civil Model 33 Plebe (no production) and military Model TE-1 B.
 
Temco also converted Navions to Twin Navions and Boeing C-97s into ambulance aircraft. In December 1953 acquired Riley Twin Navion program.
 
Major subcontractor in 1950s for Bell, Boeing, Convair, Douglas, Lockheed, Martin, and McDonnell military aircraft. Last own product was TT-1 Pinto two-seat jet primary trainer, flown March 1956. The company became Temco Electronics about 1960, and reappeared in the aviation industry as part of Ling-Temco-Vought when acquired by Ling-Temco-Vought in 1959.
 
In 1961 Chance Vought Aircraft and Temco Aircraft Corporation combined to form Ling-Temco-Vought.

 

 


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