Lawson 12-engined 100-passenger airliner

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Hi,

http://oldbeacon.com/beacon/lawson/lawson_airliner.htm
 

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Hi,

http://books.google.com.eg/books?id=uRCou5qYZbwC&pg=PA84&dq=lawson+aircraft&lr=&as_drrb_is=b&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=1909&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=2009&num=100&as_brr=3&cd=2#v=onepage&q=lawson%20aircraft&f=true
 

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Amazing and sadly overlooked part of American aviation history. Thanks for sharing!!!
 
To anyone familiar with driving on I-94 between Chicago and Milwaukee and wondered what the "University of Lawsonomy" was, this is its origin. Air Classics did an article on him and his built aircraft a couple of years ago.
 
Hi,


here is the Lawson C-1 twin engined transport aircraft project,from ;
Textbook of Applied Aeronautic Engineering.
 

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Very nice. Some undeniable influence from Sikorsky's Ilya Muromets designs here, I think.
 
Hi,

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/building-americas-largest-plane/
 

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Johnbr said:
Good link.

My dear John,

also here is a mock-up of the fuselage of this giant airplane.

http://www.avia-it.com/act/biblioteca/periodici/PDF%20Riviste/Ala%20d'Italia/L'ALA%20D'ITALIA%201928%2001.pdf
 

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:)
 

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Former professional baseball player Alfred W. Lawson loved things BIG. And huge was indeed his 12-engined super airliner project. Around 125 cramped passengers were envisaged; Lawson’s company claimed its high density arrangement would had made it more profitable than railroad trains. This photo is deceitful, the airliner’s high density was not achieved with a two decks cabin, but with laudable single “double tier cabin.” This photo was taken at the Lawson Aircraft Co factory, Garewood, N.J (1927). The aircraft was not completed. Massive and wonderful yet not very advanced. The design was overtaken by its sheer size and engineering problems.
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