The Portsmouth Aerocar Major flew in June 1947 with
155hp Blackburn Cirrus Major engines. It seated five
passengers and was quite an advanced design, but
the concept did not attract any orders and it was
scrapped in 1950.
Above is not correct. Minor was not completed. Major backer did not 'leave'
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There was in addition a Minor version of this aeroplane but it was shelved for being too underpowered. The plane showed good flying characteristics but because the major backer of Portsmouth Aviation left there was no money to develop the concept.
Engines 2 x 150 h.p. Blackburn Cirrus Major in line air cooled
Span 42'0" Length 26'3" Height 10'7" Loaded Weight 3,950lb
Max Speed 164 mph Cruise speed 136 mph Range 500 miles
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