|Fairchild KR-21-B of 1930|
|Role||Two-seat monoplane, later biplane|
|National origin||United States|
|Designer||Otto C. Koppen|
|Number built||2 -A|
5 -B model, two being conversions of the -A
The Kreider-Reisner KR-21-A was a 1928 American two-seat monoplane. It was designed and built by the Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company of Hagerstown, Maryland. Fairchild Aircraft took over Kreider-Reisner in 1929 and continued to build them, as the Fairchild KR-21, later the Fairchild 21.
The KR-21-A was a low-wing braced monoplane with two open tandem cockpits and powered by an 100 hp (60 kW) Kinner K-5 radial piston engine. It was of mixed construction and had a fixed tailwheel landing gear and was fitted with dual controls.
The KR-21-B was a more powerful biplane development, using a 125 bhp Kinner B-5 engine. Five were produced, three built as -B models and two converted from the -A.
At least three, most of the production, survive today
The KR-21 would in turn form the basis of the KR-22 parasol-wing monoplane design.
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