Higgins Aircraft

Manufacturer: Shenango China
User: Higgins Aircraft
Date: 1920s - 1950s
Notes: Higgins Aircraft was a subsidiary of Higgins Industries set up to build aircraft during World War II.

Higgins Aircraft was contracted to build the all-plywood-construction Curtiss-Wright C-76 Caravan, and later, the C-46 Commando, but both contracts were cancelled at an early stage, and the company managed to complete only two C-46A aircraft before production shut down. Before the government repossessed the factory complex, Higgins managed to finish a helicopter of early design in 1946. The Higgins factory complex was subsequently subdivided and sold at auction.

Off-white body, topmarked with red Higgins Aircraft logo featuring a globe with marked air routes at the center of spread wings.




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