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|Klaatu83, klaatu83=lycos.com, 24.09.2012|
Edo was a company that made floats for seaplanes. I believe this was their only foray into aircraft design as such.
This may look like a fighter but appearances can be deceiving. It was meant to be a catapult-launched scout seaplane, for operation from cruisers or battleships. The engine was the 600-hp, air-cooled, inverted-V-12 Ranger. The only other aircraft that engine was used in was the highly unsatisfactory Curtiss SO3C Seamew, one of the worst aircraft in the Navy's inventory at that time.
|John Jeffers, planesanddames=verizon.net, 04.11.2010|
I think it look's more like sleek F6F Hellcat.
|Jerry, rigg47=hotmail.com, 23.01.2010|
The engine was a Ranger V-770
Wow,indeed looks a Warhawk,but more beautiful
|William G. Hoenig, HWIllyG=aol.com, 03.05.2008|
This was built by EDO.float and pontoon manufaturer in College Point,N.Y. It's engine was inverted and during a test flight the engine blew a cylinder and the plane was forced to land in the East River/Long island sound, I beleive only one plane was made and it flew in spring of 1945,to late for WW2. I lived in College Point at the time and saw it fly a few times,it was very slow and it had to be very careful as LaGuardia Field was just acroos the water from where EDO was located.
Almost looks like a float-plane conversion of a P-40 Warhawk...I never did like the three-float system though...a bit ungainly...
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