First aircraft to bear the famous
company name Vought Corsair, the
initial O2U was little more than
a developed version of the UO/FU
series that incorporated an all-steel
tube fuselage structure and introduced
the Pratt & Whitney Wasp radial
engine. Deliveries to the US Navy
began in 1927 and production totalled
291 in several versions.
|A three-view drawing of O2U-1 (452 x 714)|
|Richard Sweeton, sweeton=fastmail.fm, 02.12.2011|
This airplane is featured in the movie Devil Dogs of the Air (1935). My earliest memory (I was three) is of seeing one of these catch a wing while stunting over Subic Bay (no one was injured), again in '35. Cockpit photos in contemporary aviation magazines were available on microfilm at the New York Public Library in 1990, when I was researching it against the Cleveland model plans.
|Ken Berner, Mcqber=bellsouth.net, 04.09.2011|
I can furnish a few b & w photos of this aircraft with squadron personnel, ca. 1930.
|Ken Berner, Mcqber=bellsouthj.net, 26.07.2011|
My father, then Lt. W. K. Berner USN, flew an O2U-3 with Scouting Squadron VS-8A in the late 1920s and early '30s (Asiatic Fleet). I have three photos of that squadron.
|Steve Arnold, stevenarnold57=yahoo.com, 18.04.2010|
Where can I get cockpit pictures of this aircraft.
|Roy Harris, royinla1=yahoo.com, 24.06.2009|
This aircraft served the USN and USMC in Nicaragua in the late 1920's. See George B. Clark's book "WITH THE OLD CORPS IN NICARAGUA". Some excellent stories about the flyers of these aircraft and their exploits during those campaigns.
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