The Fairchild XC-31 was an experimental cargo aircraft built for the U.S. Army Air Corps. Note the retractable landing gear on this large, strut-braced monoplane. Fairchild XC-31 (Kreider-Reisner): The large XC-31, built by the Kreider-Reisner division of Fairchild aircraft was used, in part, for icing studies while with the NACA at Langley. This is the only example of the type ever built. Photo dated: 10/10/1938, from NASA Langley Research Center – Multimedia Repository. Continue reading
Fairchild 24 equipped with floats.
East Boston airport, July 21, 1936
in front of Shobe Airlines hangar.
The Fairchild Model 24, a four-seat, single-engine monoplane, was in production from 1932 – 1946; altogether 2,232 were built. As a light transport aircraft used by the US Army Air Corps, it was designated UC-61. The Model 24 was itself a development of the earlier Fairchild Model 22. Continue reading
The Fairchild 22 was built Fairchild’s Kreider-Reisner division in Hagerstown, Maryland. K-R had been building Kinner-powered biplanes, but when the depression struck, these planes were too expensive and were not selling well. Fairchild responded with a simpler and inexpensive, open-cockpit, parasol-wing design: the Fairchild 22. Appearing in 1931 and initially selling for $2675, the 22 was a success. Continue reading