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Eberhart Aeroplane & Motor Co Inc


Parent company was Eberhart Steel Products Co (established 1918), making not only aircraft but bomb-carriers, bombsights, synchronizing gears etc. In 1922 assembled 50 British-designed S.E.5E fighters from spare parts, "E" suffix denoting company name and plywood-covered fuselage. Aircraft division, named Eberhart Aeroplane & Motor Co Inc, formed in 1925. Developed steel-construction techniques and supplied components to U.S. aircraft industry. Experimental XFG-1 Navy fighter tested 1926/27.

 


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