No. 5159. Crawford C-1 Metalplane (NX5563 c/n 1)
Photograph from Underwood and Underwood

Crawford C-1 Metalplane

Text on back of photo: "LOS ANGELES, California, USA. -- PHOTO SHOWS: Harvey Crawford and the new plane which he designed and has successfully flown-- the smallest all-metal aircraft in the country. It weighs but 1,000 lb (454 kg)-- is 24 ft (7.32 m) long-- has a wingspread of 34 ft (10.36 m) and can travel at 160 mph (257 kmh). The plane is made entirely of duraluminum and is called on the the safest small airplanes ever built."

03/31/2006. Remarks by Dan Shumaker: "The aircraft was powered by a 165 hp Gnome-Rhone rotary Type N. I don't think I have seen a rotary with this kind of "Engine Spinner" or maybe you would call it a "rotary cowl" before. I bet the pilot got a good spray of oil."

Created March 15, 2006