Cunningham-Hall Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0447
Creators:
Cunningham-Hall Aircraft Corp
Dates:
1917-1940
bulk 1928-1930
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.9 Cubic Feet
(2 legal document boxes) (1 drawer)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains drawings and preliminary analysis studies of the PT-6, PT-4, GA-21, PT-6F, GA-60, GA-36, GA-50, and an Experimental Observation and Training Airplane.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Cunningham-Hall Aircraft Corporation was created in 1928, with Francis E. Cunningham as President and Randolph F. Hall as 2nd Vice President and Chief Engineer. The company did not produce any aircraft from 1931-1934, and 1940-1945. The PT-6, a six-place all-metal cabin biplane, was built from 1928-1930. A four-seat version of the PT-6, the PT-4 was never constructed. During 1935, Cunningham-Hall reemerged to produce the GA-21M, a two-seat monoplane. The GA-21M was based on a high-lift wing design the company had entered in the 1929 Guggenheim Safe Aircraft Competition. A similar version, the GA-36, was introduced in 1936. The next Cunningham-Hall model was the PT-6F, the cargo version of the earlier PT-6. This cargo plane was built only in 1939; by 1940, Cunningham-Hall was involved in defense contract research rather than aircraft production.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Theodore A. Hall, gift, unknown, XXXX-0447, unknown

General
General
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Cunningham-Hall GA-36 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Cunningham-Hall PT-6 (CHPT-6) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cunningham-Hall PT-6F (CHPT-6F) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cunningham, Francis E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hall, Randolph Fordham, 1896- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cunningham-Hall Aircraft Corp Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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