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Anybody Recognise This Plane? Cuba  
User currently offlinechuchoteur From France, joined Sep 2006, 750 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3797 times:

This photo was taken at the Bay of pigs museum in Cuba. I knew about the bombers that were used by CIA operatives, but fail to identify this arcraft type...




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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3783 times:

Are you certain that isn't a mockup?


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User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3884 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3783 times:

Vought OS2U Kingfisher landplane version.


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User currently offlinechuchoteur From France, joined Sep 2006, 750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

Hmmmmh well I don't think so, it is displayed alongside bits of the B26 bomber that was shot down back in '61...

The friend who took the picture also shot bits of that too... I agree it looks unusual, and I know a lot about planes but couldn't quite figure it out...


User currently offlinechuchoteur From France, joined Sep 2006, 750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

Quoting ptrjong (Reply 2):
Vought OS2U Kingfisher landplane version.

WOW that was quick!
Thanks, it does have a few design features from the Vought/North American family of aircraft, but couldn't pinpoint it!


User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3884 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3766 times:

'Cuba Navy 50' is enough to find it in the a.net search engine.

But I found it in a book of old US aircraft types  



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User currently offlinechuchoteur From France, joined Sep 2006, 750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

I've been torturing the search engine and google for an hour trying to figure this one out... you're smarter than me!

Wonder what the history is behind that plane... did get to read up a lot on the B26s though... and the fact that they got shot at/shot down by their own side. There's a CIA report that has now been disclosed that reveals that the "fake" cuban markings may have been a bit too real.


User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3884 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3751 times:

The OS2U Wikpiedia page says that the Cuban Navy got four examples in 1942.


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User currently offlinechuchoteur From France, joined Sep 2006, 750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

That fixed landing gear was really bothering me, I'm reassured knowing that it is more of a seaplane design than a landplane lol

User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15483 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3694 times:

Quoting chuchoteur (Reply 8):
That fixed landing gear was really bothering me, I'm reassured knowing that it is more of a seaplane design than a landplane lol

The Kingfisher was a scout plane that served mostly as a seaplane aboard battleships and cruisers for observation duties. Obviously, such planes were rendered obsolete by much more useful helicopters.



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12061 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3256 times:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:OS...at_Naval_Aircraft_Factory_1941.jpg

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29699 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2896 times:

Even in their prime land gear wearing kingfishers where a pretty rare bunch. But they have always had a soft spot for net because of their use in the Aleutians as described in the book, "the thousand mile war"

Reminds me a story about a guy in southeast Alaska that when he saw his first beaver on wheels said, "that must have been a terrible accident, how many where killed"



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