This was called an airborne scooter because the military could drop it out of a plane (with a parachute) and it would not be harmed when it hit the ground.
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Cushman 3 Wheel Scooters - With tiers wheels used to be submissive pieces of steel in the past vehicle.
1951 Cushman Eagle!! Used to drive it up and down the street when I was 13! SWEET!
Original U.S. WWII 1944 Model 53 Airborne Motor Scooter & Accessories- Fully Restored
Original Item: In the later stages of the war in Europe, Allied paratroopers used these scooters to maintain contact between units, increase their mobility and haul small loads. The Cushman Motor Works designed the Model 53 Airborne Scooter to be airdropp
1959 cushman eagle scooter
Original vintage magazine ad for the Cushman Super Eagle and Pacemaker Scooters. Publication Year: 1958 (for the scooter) Approximate Ad Size (in inches): 5 x 6 Condition: EX
A Cushman scooter at Barber by hz536n/George Thomas, via Flickr