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  •  A question/quibble... (5+ / 0-)

    The designation of the aircraft seems a little odd, but upon thought, I wonder if it should actually be"XF15C1" in the old-style Naval designation, X=Experimental F=Fighter 15=fifteenth type from the manufacturer C=Curtiss-Wright Co 1=?modification?

    Is that it?  Seems like this plane preceeds the DoD regularization plan by a few years...

    Dad worked on F4U's and FG-1s, both are essentially the same aircraft, the F4U built by Chance-Vought (U), the FG-1 a Corsair built by Goodyear  (and that designation seems odd, too, perhaps there was no number in the second position because the model was the only one built by Goodyear?)

    But what I really wanna hear about is British-built Model Ts... A couple of years ago I was working in a storage facility in Tucson and there was a Model T Touring Car with right-drive, and licence plates from Oz, from New South Wales...Oz-built perhaps?

    "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

    by leftykook on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 05:27:46 PM PST

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