|The New Wonder Book Cyclopedia of World Knowledge. Philadelphia & Toronto: International Press, 1954.|
The Colt Aircrewman was an ultra-lightweight version of the Detective Special constructed of aluminum alloy, and made from 1951-1957 for use by US Air Force aircrews. It was apparently plagued with problems, especially cylinder cracking. Nevertheless, in good condition they seem to demand almost $3000 these days.