Abrams Explorer Drawings

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0079
Creators:
Abrams Aircraft Corp
Dates:
1937
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
1.28 Cubic Feet
1 container
Repository:
This collection consists of over 260 blueprints of the Abrams Explorer.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of over 260 blueprints of the Abrams Explorer.

Arrangement
Arrangement
No arrangement.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Abrams Explorer, built in 1937, was the only one ever created and was uniquely designed for aerial survey and mapping functions. By featuring obstruction-free camera platforms, Abrams Aircraft CEO Dr. Talbert Abrams planned to market the plane to the United States armed forces for surveys, mapmaking, and aerial photography. The aircraft was successfully tested and used for government contract survey work until the beginning of the war when the military opted for more survivable, converted high-speed fighter aircraft for photo reconnaissance. Dr. Abrams lent the Abrams Explorer to the National Air Museum in 1948, and it was officially donated in 1973.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2019.
Author
Patti Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Barbara Brown, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0079.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Abrams Explorer Drawings, NASM.2018.0079, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/