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Aircraft Picture - Original Ryan M-1 NC2073 in Pacific Air Transport markings in the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum, Creve Coeur airport, Missouri.

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Ryan M-1

M-1 and M-2

Aircraft Picture - Original Ryan M-1 NC2073 in Pacific Air Transport markings in the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum, Creve Coeur airport, Missouri.

Picture - Original Ryan M-1 NC2073 in Pacific Air Transport markings in the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum, Creve Coeur airport, Missouri.

Role: Mailplane
National origin: United States
Manufacturer: Ryan
Designed by: Hawley Bowlus, W A Mankey, John Northrop
First flight: 14 February 1926
Status: two airworthy in 2009
Number built: 36

The Ryan M-1 was a mail plane produced in the United States in the 1920s, the first original design built by Ryan. It was a conventional parasol-wing monoplane with two open cockpits in tandem and fixed, tailskid undercarriage.

Design and development

The follow-on M-2 was substantially the same as the M-1. The prototype M-1 was originally powered by a Hispano-Suiza 8A, but production examples featured a variety of engines in the same general power range, with the Wright J-4B chosen for nine of the sixteen M-1s built, and the prototype later refitted with this engine.

Operational history

A M-1 was flown in the 1926 Ford National Reliability Air Tour.

Pacific Air Transport operated J-4B-powered M-1s and M-2s on their demanding Seattle-San Francisco-Los Angeles mail route, while Hispano-Suiza-powered machines flew with Colorado Airways between Cheyenne and Pueblo and Yukon Airways between Whitehorse and Dawson City.

One M-2 (named Bluebird) was built with a fully-enclosed cabin for the pilot and four passengers, foreshadowing Ryan's highly-successful Brougham series. The standard M-2, meanwhile, was Charles Lindbergh's first choice for his transatlantic flight. His list of requirements for the aircraft soon made it apparent, however, that rather than modifying an M-2, it would be more effective to build an all-new design along the same general lines, which resulted in the Ryan NYP Spirit of St Louis.

The M-1 prototype was restored to flying condition between 1980 and 1984 and is preserved in the Museum of Flight in Seattle,. The seventh aircraft is preserved in airworthy condition in Pacific Air Transport markings at the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum at Creve Coeur airport, Missouri. A replica M-1 is exhibited in the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

Operators

Canada

Yukon Airways

United States

Colorado Airways
Pacific Air Transport

Specifications (M-1)

Data from "Ryan M-1"

General characteristics

Crew: One pilot
Capacity: 1-2 passengers
Length: 24 ft 0 in (7.30 m)
Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (11.00 m)
Wing area: 228 ft (21 m)
Empty weight: 1,550 lb (705 kg)
Gross weight: 2,700 lb (1,230 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Hispano-Suiza 8A, 150 hp (110 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 125 mph (200 km/h)
Range: 400 miles (640 km)

Bibliography

Hall, Donald A. "Technical Preparation of the Airplane 'Spirit of St Louis'." www.charleslindbergh.com, July 1927. Retrieved: 3 March 2009.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft. London: Aerospace Publishing, 1985.
Munson, Kenneth. Airliners from 1919 to the Present Day. London: Peerage Books, 1982. ISBN 0-90740-836-2.
Museum of Flight News, January/February 1991.
Ogden, Bob. Aviation Museums and Collections of North America. Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 2007. ISBN 0-85130-385-4.
"Ryan M-1." The Museum of Flight. Retrieved: 3 March 2009.
"Ryan, Ryan-Douglas, Ryan-Flamingo, Ryan-Standard". Aerofiles. Retrieved: 3 March 2009.
"Collection." San Diego Air & Space Museum. Retrieved: 3 March 2009.
Taylor, Michael J.H. Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions, 1989. ISBN 0-51710-316-8.

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