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1944 Fairchild Argus III (G-BCBH)
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Fairchild were an aerospace manufacturing company based at various times in Farmingdale, New York, Hagerstown, Maryland, and San Antonio, Texas. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1645x1081, 665 KB) Fairchild Argus III (UK registration G-BCBH, year of build 1944) at Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire, England. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1645x1081, 665 KB) Fairchild Argus III (UK registration G-BCBH, year of build 1944) at Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire, England. ... Farmingdale is a village located in Nassau County, New York in the USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 8,399. ... Founded Incorporated   County Washington County Mayor Richard F. Trump Area  - Total  - Water 27. ... Downtown San Antonio as viewed from the Tower of the Americas Motto: Nickname: Alamo City Location in Texas Founded Incorporated 1731   County Bexar County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - Total  - Water 1,067. ...


History

The company was founded by Sherman Fairchild in 1925 as Fairchild Aviation Corporation, based in Farmingdale, and East Farmingdale, New York. The company produced the first US aircraft to include a fully-enclosed cockpit and hydraulic landing gear, the Fairchild FC-1. At some point they were also known as the Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturing Company. Fairchild moved to Hagerstown, Maryland in 1931. Among its activities during World War II was producing a twin-engine trainer, the Fairchild AT-21 Gunner, at a former rayon mill in Burlington, North Carolina. Sherman Mills Fairchild was an American entrepreneur and technology visionary who set the standard of industrial and technical excellence throughout much of the 20th century. ... ...


In 1949 the Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation (based in Hagerstown, Maryland) started work on producing the C-123 Provider, the plane officially entering service in 1955. In 1956 the company acquired rights to the Fokker Friendships, producing 206 of the aircraft as the Fairchild F-27 and Fairchild Hiller FH227. 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The C-123 Provider was designed originally as an assault glider aircraft for the United States Air Force by Chase Aircraft. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... F27-300M Troopship The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. ...


In 1964 the company purchased Hiller Helicopter, changing their name to Fairchild Hiller and producing the FH-1100, until 1973 when the helicopter division was sold back to Stanley Hiller. In 1965 the company acquired the Republic Aviation Company. For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... The Republic Aviation Company was an American aircraft manufacturer. ...


In 1971 Fairchild changed its name to Fairchild Industries following the death of its founder, before purchasing Swearingen and manufacturing the Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner, a succesful commuter aircraft (with US military designation C-26 Metroliner and UC-26 Metroliner). During 1971 and 1972 the company developed what would become the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, defeating a rival design by Northrop. 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... The Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner is a 19-seat, pressurised, twin turboporop airliner. ... C-26 and UC-26 are US military designations for Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner series twin turboprop airplane built by Fairchild. ... UC-26 Metroliner is the less frequently used US military designation for Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner series twin turboprop airplanes by Fairchild. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... A-10 Thunderbolt II USAF A-10A Thunderbolt II The A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt II, nicknamed and universally known as the Warthog, is the first US Air Force aircraft designed for close air support of ground forces. ... The Northrop Corporation was a leading aircraft manufacturer of the United States. ...


In 1996, after the company's takeover by Dornier GmbH, the company was renamed Fairchild Dornier. The company commenced production of the Dornier 328 in 1998 under license from Daimler-Benz. 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Dornier logo. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Daimler-Benz AG was founded on May 1, 1924 by the merger of Benz & Cie. ...


In 2002-2003, the company was taken over by M7 Aerospace. 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • M7 Aerospace - Company Web Site
  • Fairchild history - Fairchild trainer production WW2
  • Pressure Regulators


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