Kingfisher

larryrayj

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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.
 

FLYBOYJ

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larryrayj said:
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.
Very cool!!! The Kingfisher was the first aircraft to have it's primary structure spot welded together...
 

syscom3

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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.
 

Wildcat

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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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