Hello! Here's the CEO of Airborne Motor Group, Oskiinus!
Today, as I said, I wanted to show two historical cars that weren't very successful, but they both opened a new era in Airborne Automotive.
1947 Airborne Type 1
In 1938, Haight Motor Works got opened. It was created by Richard Haight (1899-1976). By World War II HMW was selling luxury cars for richest people or for war veterans in US. In late 1945 Haight met my great-grandfather, but sadly, due to my family contributions, I can't tell his name ;(
Anyway, let's go back to the topic: My family comes from Poland and my grandpa opened his workshop in march 1946 and it was called White Eagle Garage. Then in 1947 he went to sort-of race, as a competitor with 1940 Chevy tuned by him. In half of the car, at the speed of unreachable 140 km/h in these times, he jumped from the ramp. After very loud "WWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!", which was heard even on visitors' chairs. Then, after coming in 6th place, he said to Haight:
"Richard, you probably saw how I went airborne. I telled you about my own car company plans, yes? And I have the name for it. Airborne. Airborne Motor Company. I hope you can help me in this new adventure.
Of course, R. Haight agreed and he became the Co-CEO of the company, that went on business fully in 1948. But, the first car was built in late 1947 in recordish 26 days. Airborne Type 1. It was planned as bit of luxury to people that can't afford the luxury car. For only one prototype car first CEO of AMC (no, that's just shortened Airborne Motor Company, not American Motor Company) used body shape of unused Haight's design, which was planned as a family car to compete with... Citroen 2CV
Anyway, the car was built and presented in 1948. Americans mostly didn't liked it, due to weak inline 4 engine (in their minds; in real the power was enough) and too less chrome. However, the car was built in the short run from unused shells of Haight. 24 cars were built, and all came in "Matte Gray" color. By the way, the paint was bought almost for free from Germans after WW2. The paint was planned to be splashed on nazi planes, to be serious.
In total, Type 1 wasn't very successful, but it started the whole company. And in 1950 my great-granddad made very successful small family car. It was powered by 3-gear manual gearbox and it transferred the power to rear wheels. The powerplant was inline 4 engine producing 122 PS, and, to be funniest, it's redline was placed at 3300 RPM. In 1947 it could be probably placed higher, but in times of post-war business black hole the reliability was more important. In the car you could seat in one of five premium seats and you could listen to awesome (in it's times) AM radio. The car in it's times costed only 1.806 $.
Tell me what do you think about this first car of the company
2015 Airborne Haiyan SuperSport
You probably know our Haiyan, one of best-selling Airborne cars along the Xy and Lambda. It's the special one-off version with power pushed up to 556 PS. Yeah, 556 PS FROM THE 2,3 LITRE TWIN TURBO V8. The power boost to wildest numbers didn't affect performance, and it made the car much faster. It got also scrapped from all the equipment, leaving only gear stick, steering wheel, basic cockpit shape and two racing seats. It got slightly heavier (by 7 kilos, 890 kilos). Acceleration time is 3.2 seconds, and the top speed established at 355 km/h. Some days ago we sold the only Haiyan SS to guy who ordered it for 600.000 $ with special "Devil" paint color. Tell me what do you think!
Well, now let's show one of crappiest Airborne Automotive models ever built.
1984 Airborne Morrowind Group Automation Prototype
The year was 1984. CEO of Airborne, my grandpa, wanted to compete in Group Automation championship. Morrowind project has began and it got finished 20 days later. In another 4 months the first and only prototype was built. The finished car wasn't looking and made like the project requested. It had intercooler fault, which had to be built outside of the body and some suspension issues the project was finally cancelled. It was powered by inline engine producing 153 PS plus the car weighted 1126 kilos. It was pretty light. However, the only prototype got hidden in museum's magazine, which can't be accessed, so we can't tell anything much. By the way, I guess, if Morrowind would be produced today, It could be more powerful sport Orbit.
Tell me what do you think about them all.