Waco Aristocraft    NX34219                     ( c/n  unknown)


                                  Waco's answer to the post-war dream was, well.......whacko, to be precise.   This revolutionary
                                  pusher design was developed in 1946.  Powered by a centrally mounted 215 hp Franklin 6AL
                                  driving a complex set of shafts and gears to the high mounted prop, it failed to provide enough
                                  interest to compete with the more conventional Bonanza, Navion or Cessna 195 of the day. 
                                  This resulted in the demise of yet another great American aircraft manufacturer. Photo acquired
                                  from Waco Aircraft in 1947.