Goodyear Inflatoplane — Airplanes by Design

13 February 1956 was the first flight of the Goodyear Inflatoplane.

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Goodyear Inflatoplane Smithsonian photo

The US Army created this video documentary of the aircraft.

NACA performed wind tunnel testing on the Inflatoplane, as seen in this video.

They issued a report based on the wind tunnel test here.

For more information, visit the Smithsonian Air and Space website or wikipedia.

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