North American Aviation, Inc. was a leading US aircraft manufacturer, constituted in the 1930s and merged with Rockwell Standard Corporation in 1967. The company was responsible for a good part of historical aircraft such as the tireless coach T-6 Texan, the Escort hunt P-51 Mustang, the Bombarder B-25 Mitchell, the fighter hunting F-86 Saber or the X-15 rocket plane that established a speed record. He also participated in the Apollo program in the command and service module as well as in the second phase of the Saturn Rocket V.
Clement Keys founded North American on December 6, 1928 but as a renting company that bought and sold interest to several airlines and companies related to aviation. In 1934 the Air Mail Act forced many companies to leave this practice. At that time North American became a manufacturer of aircraft, directed by James Kindelberger who had previously been working for the Douglas Aircraft Company.
Kindelberger moved the company s base to Southern California, and was allowed to fly almost a year in which he decided to focus on coach aircraft, since in theory it was easier to compete in that sector than in others where there were very solid companies established His first airplanes were the observation GA-15 and the coach GA-16, followed by O-47 and BT-9. The BC-1 of 1937 was North American s first combat aircraft.
Like many other builders, North American began to grow and earn money around 1940 by the Second World War, opening plants in Texas and Kansas.
The next coach to follow the BT-9 was the T-6 Texan from which 17,000 units making him, the coach most widely used. The bombarder Bimotor B-25 Mitchell came to fame with the Doolittle incursion and was used in all the theaters of war. Finally, the P-51 Mustang, subsequently endowed with a Rolls-Royce Merlin 61 engine, manufactured under license as Packard V-1650, is considered the best US warfare.
North American was forced to dismiss many employees, falling from 91,000 workers to 5000 in 1946. In any case, he continued to design and build aircraft as the Bomber Savage Based by aircraft carrier, the strange P-82 Twin Mustang, the Bombarder B-45 Tornado or fighter FJ-1 Fury.
The F-86 Saber started as a redesign of the Fury and was the first plane that reached the supersonic speed of Mach 1 in normal horizontal flight. He reached fame in Korean war destroying enemy migs. More than 9000 units of this type were manufactured, their successor, the F-100 Super Saber also became a hole with the Vietnam War.
Although the Rocket Motor Division was separated into a company called Rocketdyne in 1955, the company could manufacture the experimental rocket X-15.
The cancellation of the F-107 and F-108 programs at the end of the 1950s was a Varapalo for the company that was never recovered. In 1960 the new Chief Executive (CEO) Lee Atwood decided that the company focused on the space program and became the head of contractors of the control and service module for the Apollo program, as well as the second phase of the Saturn V program. . From the fire of 1967 in Apollo 1 was partially blamed and motivated its merger with Rockwell International in March of that same year.
In December 1996 the divisions of space and defense of Rockwell International (including Rocketdyne who had recovered in 1984 were absorbed by Boeing).
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We can t wait for you and also your buddies to experience this thrilling air racing experience on November 18. The sky is calling!
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