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Seventy-Plus Year Old Aircraft Designs!

Seventy-Plus Year Old Aircraft Designs!

By: Category: AirlinersAntiqueAviation HistoryBusiness AviationClassic AircraftGeneral AviationLockheedPhoto ScrapbooksSeaplanes

 

Mooney M-18 Mite – 1947

Yes, that’s right. All of these aircraft were designed at least seventy years ago… in 1950 or earlier. Many examples of these aircraft are are still commonplace at airports around the world, although they might be much younger in years than the original prototypes. Under each photo is the manufacturer and the year that the first prototype of the aircraft flew.  Its hard to believe that some models are approaching three quarters of a century of usefulness!

Ford Trimotor – 1925

Fairchild FC-2-W2 – 1927

Monocoupe 90A – 1927

Fleet 2 – 1928

Bellanca CH300 Pacemaker – 1929

Curtiss Wright Travel Air 4D – 1929

Curtiss Wright Travel Air 4000 – 1929

Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 – 1929

WACO ATO – 1929

Pilgrim 100B – 1931

WACO YKC – 1931

Pitcairn PA-18 – 1932

Junkers 52/3m – 1932

Aeronca C-3 – 1933

Beech 17 Staggerwing – 1933

Funk B85C – 1933

Stampe SV-4 – 1933

Stinson SR-5A – 1933

Vultee V-77 – 1933

Stearman B75N1 – 1934

Cessna C-165 Airmaster – 1934

Laird LC-1B-300 – 1934

Miles M3A Falcon Major – 1934

Ryan ST-A Special – 1934

Douglas DC-3 – 1935

Noorduyn Norseman – 1935

Rearwin 8500 – 1935

Howard DGA – 1936

Lockheed L-12 Electra – 1936

Spartan Executive – 1936

Aeronca KC – 1937

Beech 18 – 1937

Ercoupe 415-C – 1937

Luscombe 8F – 1937

Piper J-3 cub – 1937

Lockheed L18-56 – 1939

Rearwin 175 – 1940

WACO VKS-7F – 1941

Douglas DC-4 – 1942

Globe GC-1B Swift – 1942

Dehavilland DH-89B Dominie – 1943

Stinson 108 – 1944

Beech 35 Bonanza – 1945

Cessna C-140 – 1945

Cessna C-195B – 1945

Call Air A – 1945

Republic RC-3 Seabee – 1945

Aeronca 11AC – 1946

Taylorcraft BC-12-65 – 1946

Culver LCA – 1946

Douglas DC-6A – 1946

Ryan Navion – 1946

Antonov AN-2 – 1947

Convair CV-440 – 1947

DHC-2 Beaver – 1947

Piper PA-16 Clipper – 1947

Aero Commander AC-520 – 1948

Cessna C-150 – 1948

Cessna C-170 – 1948

 

Piaggio P.136 – 1948

 

Auster J5 – 1949

Beech D-50B Twin Bonanza – 1949

Dehavilland DH-106 Comet IVC – 1949

Helio H-391B  Courier – 1949

Grumman Albatross – 1949