In the responses to last Friday’s Hooniverse Asks, several of you brought up aircraft or aircraft engines built by automotive manufacturers. Today, I’d like to start our week by exploring this connection further. Let’s list all the automotive-aviation connections we can.
The Caveats (there are always caveats):
- Engines, airframes, avionics, and all other airborne products and components are all good, but they must all be from a manufacturer that is/was a producer of complete automobiles, trucks or motorcycles in-house, rather than the other way around (i.e., an aircraft manufacturer who made components of some sort for cars).
- Concept cars, prototypes and race cars are are acceptable, but not third-party customs.
- Trucks, both light and heavy-duty, are allowed, as long as they are road-legal. No construction machinery, mining equipment, snowmobiles, tractors or lawn mowers.
Difficulty: 1080 micro-farads per feet per second per point of contact.
How This Works: Read the comments first and don’t post duplicates! Bonus points for adding photos.
Image Sources: airlinereporter.com & wikipedia.org.