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North American’s Furies

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North American XFJ-1 BuNo. 39053 prototype NATC Patuxent River Introduction North American Aviation Inc. started with the design and manufacturing of aircraft when their holding company ...

Percival Provost

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On the 11th September 1948 the UK Air Ministry issued specification T.16/48 under Operational Requirement 257 to look for a replacement for its Percival Prentice ...

Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark

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With the Douglas AD-1 Skyraider operational shortly after the end of the Second World War, the U.S. Navy was already interested in a successor. Because ...

Convair XP5Y-1/R3Y-1 and –2 Tradewind

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Based on 1945 U.S. Navy requirements Consolidated-Vultee (later renamed Convair) designed a fast flying boat that was suitable for various tasks like submarine hunting, mine ...

Martin Mars

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When in the thirties the first 'Clipper' flying boats were introduced for trans-ocean passenger transport, this seemed the final solution. Independent from expensive airport main ...