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Flying Saucer Airbus

Original caption: 10/28/1950-Chicago, IL- One solution to the growing traffic congestion problem in the U.S. has been suggested by designer George F. Miller of Chicago, who thinks a "flying saucer" bus is the answer. This artist's conception of Miller's saucer-shaped, 100-passenger airbus is from Science and Mechanics Magazine. The vehicle, 65 feet in diameter and 10 1/2 feet high, would weigh from 80,000 to 110,000 pounds. It would fly with three counter-rotating pairs of 14-foot diameter props or rotors. Each rotor pair would be driven by a pancake-type 2,400 horsepower engine. Speed of this aerial commuter transport would be 90 to 175 miles an hour. Illustration.
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Date Photographed:
October 28, 1950
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© Bettmann/CORBIS
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