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- Oct 21, 2019
Give the dope-covered Vindicator the SBD’s all metal construction and the fixed wing SBD the Vindicator’s folding wings and we’ve then matched the Skua’s spec.For the US that rather skips over the Vindicator, the Northrop BT-1 (not the best idea) and the SBD.
Not that the Skua was a great execution, but it shows that with its all-metal construction, folding wings and retractable undercarriage in 1935-37 some folks in the Air Ministry, FAA and at the British aeronautical firms had some sense of forward thinking. That same thinking applied to a torpedo bomber and single seat fighter might have put forth some interesting and competitive designs.