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ⓘ Aeromarine AM-1




Aeromarine AM-1
                                     

ⓘ Aeromarine AM-1

The AM-1 was completed 122 days from the announcement of a 1924 requirement for a nighttime mail plane capable of hauling 300 lb 136 kg of mail. The contest was lost to Douglas aircraft.

AM-1 was a biplane with a conventional chassis, it had all-metal fuselage with a metal shell.32 in thick 8.13 mm. the Engine was completely robed with the exhaust pipe at the rear of the pilot. Water-cooled engine uses centrally mounted radiator mounted above the upper wing for visibility. Two streamlined fuel tank was sitting on top of the wings. The upper wing was larger than the lower wing, each of which uses spruce spars. The tail surfaces aluminum frames with fabric covering. Many components were common with the design of the Aeromarine AMC flying boat.