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1944 Cushman AIRBORNE MODEL 53
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1944 Cushman AIRBORNE MODEL 53
1944 Cushman AIRBORNE MODEL 53
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358 0 miles
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Body Color
GREEN
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In the late stages of WW2 in Europe, Allied paratroopers used scooters like this one to maintain contact between units, increase their mobility and haul small loads. The Cushman Motor Works designed the Model 53 Airborne Scooter to be airdropped by parachute or carried by glider, and it had a hitch to pull a model M3A4 general-purpose utility cart. By adding certain equipment, the cart could be converted to carry a .30-cal. or .50-cal. machine gun or an 81mm mortar, though the scooter often could not pull a heavy load.Cushman made nearly 5,000 airborne scooters for the military beginning in 1944. The rugged, simple Model 53 could travel through a foot of water, climb a 25 percent grade and had a range of about 100 miles.
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Year
1944
Make
Cushman
Model
AIRBORNE MODEL 53
Miles
0
Stock
358
Location
Orlando Auto Museum

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