Aeroplane Monthly 1977-07
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A.Schoeni - Sixty years of Vought
The picture, by FRANK MORMILLO, depicts an F4U Corsair flying with Ed Maloney's Ontario Air Museum in 1963. It carries the markings of US Navy ace Lt Ira Kepford.
Cdr Hicks in his A-7E Corsair II
Paving the way for the unflown XF5U-1 fighter, Vought’s V-173 “flying pancake” was their most unconventional design.
One of five of its kind, XC-142A tilt-wing transport 25924 is seen during conversion at the 1967 Paris Air Show.
A Vought O2U-1 Corsair on the catapult of the USS California. The engine is a 450 h.p. Pratt & Whitney R-1340-88.
Right, an echelon of SU-2s from VO-8M, the US Navy’s “Ace of Spades” squadron.
This V-66E Corsair, a version of the SU-1, was delivered to Britain for evaluation in January 1933, and is seen here bearing its military serial K3561. It was struck off charge in December 1936.
Some of the 1,219 OS2U Kingfisher observation and rescue aircraft built during World War Two. Wheeled aircraft had floats supplied as spares.
The photograph of Chesapeake AL924 shows the aerodynamically clean lines of this Vought-Sikorsky aircraft in side profile.
AL924 was one of a batch of 50 V-156-B1 Chesapeake Is for the Royal Navy.
The Vought UO-1 observation biplane was an improved variant of the VE-7/9 series. This example, A6613, was attached to the USS Nevada.
Lt V. C. Griffin flies a VE-7SF from the USS Langley on October 17, 1922, the first take-off from the deck of an American aircraft carrier.
One of the earliest pictures of Chance Vought, at the controls of the Wright B in which he learned to fly near Chicago in 1912. It is the only known picture of him without a moustache.
Chance Vought’s first design, the Gnome-powered Lillie-Vought biplane of 1913, was built as an exhibition aircraft for his instructor. Note the midgap ailerons.
The Mayo-Vought-Simplex primary trainer, designed in 1914 and built for the British market in 1915, had excellent flying qualities but did not go into production.
The third aircraft to come from Vought's own company was the VE-10 flying boat of 1919. Only one was built, powered by a 90 h.p. OX-5.