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Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company
Industry Aircraft Manufacturer
Founded 1923
Defunct 1929
Headquarters Hagerstown, Maryland
Key people
Ammon H. Kreider, Lewis Reisner
Parent Fairchild Aircraft

The Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company was an American flying service and aircraft manufacturer from 1923 to 1929.


The Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company was formed at Hagerstown, Maryland in 1923 as a sub-contractor. By September 1925 the company was operating a general flying service and incorporated. In 1926 it designed and built the first aircraft the Midget lightplane. The aircraft performed well in aviation competitions so the company then designed a two-seat utility biplane. It had decided it was cheaper to design and build an aircraft for use in its own flying services and the resulting aircraft was the C-2 Challenger. A smaller version was designed and built in 1928 as the C-6 Challenger. On 1 April 1929 the company was bought by the Fairchild Aircraft Company who continued production at Hagerstown and redesignated the aircraft in a Fairchild KR series. Kreider remained president, but died on 13 April 1929 in a mid-air collision. Reisner left the company shortly afterward. By 1931, Fairchild had relocated its headquarters to the Hagerstown site.[1]



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  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1674

External links

  • Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. MD-137, "Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company, Factory No. 1, 851 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown, Washington County, MD", 8 photos, 31 data pages, 1 photo caption page
  • HAER No. MD-137-A, "Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company, Shed", 8 photos, 7 measured drawings, 29 data pages, 1 photo caption page
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