• Hi Guest! Forum rules have been updated. All users please read here.

Fairchild M-... list

Stargazer2006

CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
Staff member
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2009
Messages
13,243
Reaction score
85
Maveric said:
Do you know a number for the AU.23A Peacemaker?
The Fairchild-Pilatus PC-6 Porter apparently had a designation in the FH-1110/1120 range (except 1117), making it a Hiller designation. Likely the Peacemaker used the same.
 

Mark Nankivil

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2007
Messages
1,527
Reaction score
128
Greetings All -

An ad for sale on EPay for the Fairchild M-216 as a carrier onboard delivery aircraft:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Aircraft-Carrier-Image-FAIRCHILD-M-216-50s-Print-Ad-/360340249745?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e5f3dc91

That is one wimpy looking tailhook!

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

Attachments

Stargazer2006

CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
Staff member
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2009
Messages
13,243
Reaction score
85
Mark Nankivil said:
Greetings All -

An ad for sale on EPay for the Fairchild M-216 as a carrier onboard delivery aircraft:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Aircraft-Carrier-Image-FAIRCHILD-M-216-50s-Print-Ad-/360340249745?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e5f3dc91

That is one wimpy looking tailhook!

Enjoy the Day! Mark
Interesting! It seems like the text refers to the M-216 as the "Flying Lighter", though I can't see the meaning of this in that context...
 

Mark Nankivil

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2007
Messages
1,527
Reaction score
128
A lighter is a barge or flat bottom boat used to move materials which would make sense in this context.

HTH! Mark
 

Stargazer2006

CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
Staff member
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2009
Messages
13,243
Reaction score
85
hesham said:
I hope this is right;
M-233 was a wing.
Yep. Got that one too, from the same source. So long as it is "M-" and an aircraft (or part of an aircraft), then it is probably a valid designation.
 

Stargazer2006

CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
Staff member
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2009
Messages
13,243
Reaction score
85
Just came across the designation "M-257" associated with the deflected slipstream fixed-wing VTOL built by Robertson in 1956 (link). Not only this is a typical Fairchild designation, but the date is also consistent with the neighboring projects. Perhaps Robertson bought the rights off Fairchild for the design? Or maybe Robertson designed the type while working for Fairchild (if he did)?
 

Attachments

Stargazer2006

CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
Staff member
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2009
Messages
13,243
Reaction score
85
From the Bernard Lindenbaum Vertical Flight Research Collection:

M-123..........inhouse designation for American Helicopter XA-5 TOP SERGEANT single-place pulse-jet-powered helicopter (1950)
M-157..........inhouse designation for American Helicopter XH-26/A JET JEEP single-place pulse-jet-powered helicopter (collapsible) (1951)
M-159..........inhouse designation for American Helicopter projected stowable rotor convertiplane (1950)
M-351..........proposed low speed system investigation for Tri-Service VTOL Assault Transport (1961)
 

nugo

CLEARANCE: Secret
Joined
Feb 2, 2006
Messages
337
Reaction score
2
Hi All!
M-142---detachable fuselage version of the C-119 Packet.
M-144-- detachable fuselage version of the C-119 Packet.
Source: American Aviation, 1950, Vol.14, N. ?, page 12.
 

Stargazer2006

CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
Staff member
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2009
Messages
13,243
Reaction score
85

hesham

CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
Joined
May 26, 2006
Messages
23,872
Reaction score
922
Now we have;


M-246 was jet-wing high-lift recce aircraft project


M-221 was high-speed-ratio STOL aircraft project;
http://www.dtic.mil/docs/citations/AD0109821
http://www.worldcat.org/title/m-221-high-speed-ratio-stol-aircraft/oclc/227232904
 

RAP

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2008
Messages
618
Reaction score
172
Ad for C-123L, M-541.
 

Attachments

Stargazer2006

CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
Staff member
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2009
Messages
13,243
Reaction score
85
RAP said:
Ad for C-123L, M-541.
Member nugo gave us that one earlier in the thread in 2008!! ;D
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3686.msg31104.html#msg31104
 
Top