Alan Muntz and Co
1937 Alan Muntz set up the company to develop the Pescara free piston engine
1941 Leslie Everett Baynes organised an aircraft division of the company. He made a proposal for a detachable wing with a 100-foot wingspan which, when attached to a tank, would turn it into a glider. This concept was developed as far as the famous Baynes Bat prototype, with most of the test flights being piloted by Flight Lieutenant Robert Kronfeld.
Sources of Information
- The Times, Mar 16, 1985
- The Times, April 1956