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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Only one was ever built.
The Abrams P-1 Explorer was a United States purpose-designed aerial photography and survey aircraft that first flew in November 1937. It was designed by aerial survey pioneer Talbert Abrams to best suit his needs for a stable aircraft with excellent visibility for this kind of work. Abrams was an early aerial photographer, in World War I. He used a Curtiss Jenny post-war, forming ABC airlines. In 1923 Abrams founded Abrams Aerial Survey Company, and in 1937 Abrams Aircraft Corporation to build the specialized P-1 aircraft.
- Maximum speed: at 10,000 ft (3,048 m) 200 mph (322 km/h)
- Cruise speed: at 10,000 ft (3,048 m) 175 mph (282 km/h)
- Range: 1,400 mi (1,931 km)
- Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,096 m)
- Rate of climb: initial 1,400 ft/min (7.1 m/s)