Kingfisher

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  1. larryrayj

    larryrayj New Member

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    My uncle, Woody Johnson, was an airframe designer and did most of the design of the Chance-Vought OS2U Navy patrol plane prior to WWII. He was an engineering graduate of Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis MN and worked as a contracts employee in the mid thirties to perform the design.
     
  2. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    Very cool!!! The Kingfisher was the first aircraft to have it's primary structure spot welded together...
     
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    I have to find that picture of a Kingfisher in the PTO that had "recovered" a dozen shot down flyers. They were all sitting on the wings awaiting a Catalina to come in and pick them up.
     
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    You'll be glad to know there is 2 or 3 under restoration to airworthy standard here in Oz. Nice aircraft the Kingfisher, always liked it.
     
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