ALSO SEE Ford-Stout
Stout Air Sedan (Walter E Lees coll via Ralph Cooper)
2-AT Air Pullman SEE Ford-Stout 2-AT.
3-AT SEE Ford 3-AT.
Batwing (Vampire Bat) 1918 = 1pOmwM; 150hp Hisso buried in the wing; gross weight: 1800 v: x/x/45; ff: 11/x/18 at McCook Field (p: Lt Jimmy Johnson). All-wood construction; unusually thick, internally-braced wing and large stabilizer gave a definite bat look. The pilot perched in an open cockpit on top, from where he had a wonderful view of the sky but not so much of the ground. This was the first cantilevered airplane in USA, and the first with a veneer skin. After a few straight hops the airplane was stored. POP: 1.
Stout Batwing Limousine
Batwing Limousine 1920 = 5pChwM; 200hp Packard; span 36'0" load: 1170# v: 120/x/40. Thick cantilever wing, similar to 1918 Batwing, married to a wide fuselage. Test-flown by Bert Acosta at Selfridge Field in late 1920. POP: 1 to USN.
C-65, -107 1942 = Skycar II and III used for testing by AAF as XC-65 [42-7772] and XC-107 [x] respectively.
Cootie 1919 = 1pOmwM; 38hp two-cycle Sperry-Wills; span: c.18'0". Thick cantilever wing. Taken to Morrow Field in Detroit for testing in March 1919, but the engine refused to run and the aircraft never flew. POP: 1. The "Cootie" nickname was also sometimes seen used in references to the Batwings.
Skycar - Four different models with a common name for a line of easy-handling monoplanes with automobile-like comfort. All had rear-mounted engines with pusher props.
Stout Skycar I Wing-tip ailerons [X10899] (Eric Blocher coll)
ST-1 1922 = 2pOmwM; two 400hp Packard V-1237; span: 60'0" length: 37'0" v: 120/110/40 range: 385; ff: 4/25/22 (p: Eddie Stinson). All-metal, twin-tail prototype of a projected USN torpedo-bomber; the first all-metal USN plane. POP: 3 [A5899/5901]. When the $162,000 prototype crashed after 14 flights, a contract for 2 more [A5902/5904] was cancelled. Stout, facing bankruptcy, solicited financial support, which came from a group of Detroit area businessmen, among them auto manufacturers Roy Chapin (Hudson), Walter Chrysler, Barney Everitt (Rickenbacker), Fred Fisher (Fisher Body), Henry Ford (via Edsel Ford), Charles F Kettering (GMC), Alvin McCauley (Packard), and Ransom E Olds (Reo).
SV-1 192? = POP: 1 [A6072].
TT 1925 = 1p version of 1-AS for evaluation by USPO as a "flying mail truck." POP: 1.