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|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Alexander Aircraft Company|
|First flight||February 1929|
C1 $8,888 C3 $6,666 in 1929
Design and development
The Bullet was built at the beginning of the Great Depression. Company owner J Don Alexander said he was inspired by ducks tucking in their legs to build a retractable landing gear-equipped aircraft. The aircraft experienced stability problems in spin testing, killing two pilots. Few orders were delivered.
The Bullet was a low wing, cabin aircraft with retractable conventional landing gear. The fuselage was constructed with welded steel tubing and the wings were constructed with wooden spars and ribs, both with aircraft fabric covering.
- C1 Bullet
- Powered by a Wright J-6 Whirlwind
- C3 Bullet
- Powered by a Kinner K-5
- C7 Bullet
- Aerodynamically improved - ATC#318 issued on 6 May 1930.
Specifications (C3 Bullet)
Data from Flying Magazine
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 3 passengers
- Wingspan: 38 ft 6 in (11.73 m)
- Fuel capacity: 40 U.S. gallons (150 L; 33 imp gal)
- Powerplant: 1 × Kinner K-5 radial engine, 100 hp (75 kW)
- Propellers: 2-bladed
- Maximum speed: 113 kn; 209 km/h (130 mph)
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