Northrop 3-A

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    Good shot! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    #5 Capt. Vick, Feb 25, 2015
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    That's a trim little ship!

    Did you know this?:

    The design formed the basis of the Northrop 3A, almost identical to the XFT except for a retractable undercarriage, which first flew in 1935. It was another failure, having a tendency for unintentional spins. After the 3A and its test pilot, Lieutenant Frank Scare, disappeared without trace on a flight over the Pacific Ocean off California on 30 July 1935, Northrop abandoned the 3A project and sold its blueprints to Chance Vought Aviation.
     
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