Portsmouth Aerocar
The Porstmouth Aerocar was a British light utility aircraft design of the late 1940s. It was intended to be an aircraft that could be used for a variety of tasks including transport "mobile office" but only one prototype was built being scrapped in 1950.
The Aerocar was a high-wing monoplane with gondola fuselage and twin boom tailplane and tricycle undercarriage. The cabin could hold five passengers in addition to the pilot. Four doors were fitted to the cabin. The manufacturer claimed that as well as taking off in 160 yards on (dry) grass, it could climb on one engine at full load at 230 ft/min.
It was of composite construction; fabric-covered wooden wings, tail booms and tail fitted to a metal fuselage but the production model would have been all metal. Clamshell doors at the rear of the fuselage were advertised.
It was exhibited at the SBAC but funding for the development of the Aerocar was dependent on an agreement for licence manufacture in India. With the uncertainty arising from the partition of India in 1947, this became unlikely and Portsmouth Aviation was unable to continue with development. With Lionel Balfour, the driving force behind the Aerocar, no longer part of the company the Aerocar was stored until scrapped.

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The Portsmouth Aviation Company's Portsmouth Aerocar emerged in the immediate post war period as a versatile, multi-role light general aviation aircraft.
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The Portsmouth Aerocar was a British postwar attempt to produce a Dragon Rapide replacement for the Air Taxi and Feederliner market.
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THE AVIATION ANORAK: Portsmouth Aerocar Major
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Portsmouth Aerocar Major - Brit Sim Forums
Thank you's should go to Edward Cook for giving us this amazing aeroplane. Well done, sir, and keep up the good work. Best Regards Zoomie.
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