Vought Floatplane from Cruiser Milwaukee

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  1. Albacore

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    Hello everyone, reading about the USS Milwaukee (CL-5), it's thought that the original floatplanes were Vought VE-9s. Attached is a photo from the cruiser's Pacific cruise from January to April 1938, the floatplane equipped being not a VE-9, but what appears to be a Vought FU-2 conversion.
     

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    Not an expert by any means but at a guess an O2U Corsair looks close O2U_Corsair.jpg VoughtO2U.jpg
     
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    A Vought FU-1 or UO-1 look good too. Can't get a good look at the tail in your pic. vought-fu1-floatplane-aircraft.jpg VoughtUO1.jpg
     
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    O3U-1, an O2U Corsair variant. Both of these photos appear to be of CL-5 VCS planes and the model is visible on the tail.

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    Thanks for your input and great photos.
     
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