Formed during First World War at Dayton, Ohio, for quantity aircraft production, with Orville Wright as consulting engineer. Built Liberty-engined DH-4 (the "Liberty plane") and Standard J-1. In 1919 built a limousine version of DH- 4, single-seat Messenger, and also a three-seater. In 1920 Milton C. Baumann designed the revolutionary RB Racer, with solid all-wood wing, totally enclosed cockpit and retractable landing gear linked to rod-operated leadingand trailing-edge camber-changing flaps. Built the USB- 1, an Engineering Division redesign of the Bristol Fighter; 1921 twin-engined seaplane; side-by-side two-seat TR- 3 (last rotary-engined design for U.S. Army) and singlewheel landing-gear TR-5. In 1922 built Douglas DF-2. In 1923 the parent company, General Motors, abandoned aviation and dissolved Dayton-Wright; aeronautical work of the company taken over by Consolidated Aeronautics Inc.

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