Vultee V-1AD

Jerry Vultee’s All-Metal Single-Engine V-1


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Vultee V-1AD
The Vultee V-1AD Special NC16099 in 1973 after restoration and named Spirit of Pueblo

By Fred Johnson, published on General Aviation News Aug 9, 2021

Missed it by that much…Sometimes a good airplane design is quickly overcome by developments. Jerry Vultee’s all-metal single-engine V-1 of 1933 foretold the future, until the U.S. Bureau of Air Commerce, the precursor to the FAA, placed restrictions on airliners that favored the safety margin of twin-engine designs.