Project Ruptured Duck is a handcrafted one-off custom vehicle, designed and built by Brycen Smith. 

 

This idea to build an aircraft-themed car was born in 2007, then over time designed and built to have the look and feel of a B-25 Mitchell Bomber, inspired by the Doolittle Raider ‘Ruptured Duck’ bomber in WWII. 

 

Upon completion and the sale of the car, I will donate 45% of the proceeds to Home For Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that “builds mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured Veterans Post – 9/11, to enable them to rebuild their lives.”

 

I will also donate 5% of the proceeds to the American Aeronautical Foundation (AAF) in Camarillo, California, which works “to help preserve the aviation legacy of our World War II Veterans and the aircraft they flew.” 

  

Read more about the history, design/build process, and ultimate goal of this unique project.  

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Follow the design process from conception to completion.

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