Kreider-Reisner

Summary

Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company
IndustryAerospace
Founded1923; 99 years ago (1923)
Founders
  • Ammon H. Kreider
  • Lewis Reisner
Defunct1929 (1929)
SuccessorFairchild Aircraft
Headquarters,
United States of America

The Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company was an American flying service and aircraft manufacturer from 1923 to 1929.

History

The Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company was formed at Hagerstown, Maryland in 1923 as a sub-contractor. By September 1925 the company was operating a general flying service and incorporated. In 1926 it designed and built the first aircraft the Midget lightplane. The aircraft performed well in aviation competitions so the company then designed a two-seat utility biplane. It had decided it was cheaper to design and build an aircraft for use in its own flying services and the resulting aircraft was the C-2 Challenger. A smaller version was designed and built in 1928 as the C-6 Challenger. On 1 April 1929 the company was bought by the Fairchild Aircraft Company who continued production at Hagerstown and redesignated the aircraft in a Fairchild KR series. Kreider remained president, but died on 13 April 1929 in a mid-air collision. Reisner left the company shortly afterward. By 1931, Fairchild had relocated its headquarters to the Hagerstown site.[1] In 1935, the name of the company was changed to Fairchild Aircraft Corporation.[2]

Aircraft

A Midget in the November 1926 issue of Aero Digest
Model name First flight Number built Type
Kreider-Reisner C-2C Challenger ~167 Single engine utility biplane
Kreider-Reisner C-3C Challenger 4 Single engine utility biplane
Kreider-Reisner C-4C Challenger ~69 Single engine utility biplane
Kreider-Reisner C-5C Challenger 3 Single engine utility biplane
Kreider-Reisner C-6C Challenger 7 Single engine utility biplane
Kreider-Reisner XC-31 1934 1 Prototype single engine monoplane transport
Kreider-Reisner Midget 1926 1 Single engine racing monoplane
Meyers Midget 1926 1 Single engine racing sesquiplane

References

Notes

  1. ^ Donald M. Pattillo. A History in the Making: 80 Turbulent Years in the American General Aviation Industry. p. 11.
  2. ^ "Company Name Changed". Aero Digest. March 1935. p. 59. Retrieved 3 June 2021.

Bibliography

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1674

External links

  • Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. MD-137, "Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company, Factory No. 1, 851 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown, Washington County, MD", 8 photos, 31 data pages, 1 photo caption page
  • HAER No. MD-137-A, "Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company, Shed", 8 photos, 7 measured drawings, 29 data pages, 1 photo caption page