|Formerly||Bennett Aircraft Corporation|
|Founded||5 April 1940|
The Bennett Aircraft Corporation was originally formed on 5 April 1940 to develop aircraft using a Bakelite bonded plywood Duraloid. The company's first design was the BTC-1 twin engined monoplane. The company was renamed the Globe Aircraft Corporation in 1941 and they produced a single-engined Continental A-80 powered Globe GC-1 Swift.
With the start of the war the company abandoned plans to produce the aircraft as it concentrated on sub-contract building of 600 Beech AT-10s and components for other aircraft like the Curtiss C-46.
When wartime restrictions were removed the company developed a re-designed and all-metal version of the GC-1 designated the GC-1A Swift which first flew in 1945. The production of the Swift was sub-contracted to the Texas Engineering and Manufacturing Company (TEMCO). In July 1947 the company was declared bankrupt; the assets and design rights of the Swift were bought by TEMCO.
|Model name||First flight||Number built||Type|
|Bennett BTC-1||1940||1||Twin engine transport|
|Globe GC-1 Swift||1941||1,521||Sport airplane|
|Globe AT-10 Wichita||1943||600||Twin engine trainer|
|Globe KDG Snipe||1946||Target drone|
|Globe KD2G Firefly||1946||Target drone|
|Globe KD3G Snipe||1946||Target drone|
|Globe KD4G Quail||1949||Target drone|
|Globe KD5G||1950||Target drone|
|Globe KD6G Firefly||1951||Target drone|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Globe Aircraft.|