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Rohr Aircraft Corporation

Based at Chula Vista, California, was aircraft component subcontractor in Second World War. Built M.0.1 two-seat tail-first (canard) monoplane in 1946.
 
(Fred H) Rohr Aircraft Corp, Chula Vista CA. 1940
 
Fred H Rohr was the person who designed and built the fuel tanks for Lindbergh's NYP Ryan.
 
In 1945, ten conversins of Consolidated PB2Y-3 with turrets removed, side hatch added, for 44 passengers, for Naval Air Transport Service were completed as PB2Y-3R.
 
In 1974, Rohr Chairman Burt Raynes resolved to move Rohr into the light airplane market by summoning Walt Mooney as designer and project manager to come up with a quantum leap in light aircraft technology. Mooney selected the best people Rohr had, including key players Bill Chana, Bob Fronius, Mike Voydisch, and Don Westergren, and built three airframes; two flying prototypes and a static tester, plus 1/10- and 1/2-scale models for feasibility tests. By the time the project ended (for reasons having nothing to do with the merits of the airplane), one prototype had accumulated 23 hours in the air.
 
 
 
 
 


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