Special Hobby Seversky P-35 in 1/72 Scale

This is the Special Hobby Seversky P-35A in the markings of 1Lt. Boyd “Buzz” Wagner, 17th PG, Nichols Field, Philippines, Spring 1941. Wagner would go on to be credited as the first USAAC ace in the Second World War.  The NMUSAF P-35 has been restored in these markings.

Constructions posts here: https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2022/02/18/special-hobby-sikorsky-p-35-build-part-i/

Curtiss-Wright AT-9 Jeep Color Photographs

The Curtiss-Wright AT-9 was an advanced twin-engined trainer used by the USAAF during WWII. It was officially named the “Fledgling”, but was generally known as the “Jeep”.
The Jeep was powered by two Lycoming R-680-9 radial engines, each producing 295 hp (220 kW). 491 AT-9s were built. Production then shifted to the AT-9A, of which 300 were built. The main difference between the two variants was the introduction of the Lycoming R-680-11 engine, but the two were externally virtually indistinguishable. (NASM, Hans Groenhoff collection)
The Jeep was demanding to fly and was less stable than most trainers. The increased demands on the student pilots were intentional, to better prepare them for the higher-performance twin-engine types then in service such as the B-26 Marauder. (NASM, Hans Groenhoff collection)
The type was intended to transition student pilots from single-engine trainers to twins. Here is an AT-9 with T-6 Texans in the background.
While a sleek and attractive aircraft, the AT-9 was not offered for sale to civilians after the war due to the reduced stability margins compared to other trainers.
A successful design, the Jeep remains a relatively obscure type and is little known today.  One surviving example has been restored and is on display at the National Museum on the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.  Dora Wings produces an injection-molded kit in 1/48 scale, while Pavla produces one in 1/72.

Wright R-1820 Cyclone Engine Walk Around

Photographs taken at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio

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Photographs taken at the Air Zoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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The Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9 is an American radial engine developed by Curtiss-Wright, widely used on aircraft in the 1930s through 1950s. It was produced under license in France as the Hispano-Suiza 9V or Hispano-Wright 9V, and in the Soviet Union as the Shvetsov M-25.  It was utilized in the following aircraft:

Bloch MB.221

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Boeing 307

Brewster F2A

Curtiss AT-32-A Condor

Curtiss SBC-4 Helldiver

Curtiss P-36 Mohawk

Curtiss SC Seahawk

Curtiss-Wright CW-21

Douglas A-33

Douglas B-18

Douglas DC-2

Douglas DC-3 (DST, G-102 and G-202)

Douglas Super DC-3, R4D-8 / C-117

Douglas DC-5

Douglas DF Wright SGR-1820G-2

Douglas SBD Dauntless

FMA AeMB.2 Bombi

General Motors FM-2 Wildcat

Grumman TF-1 / C-1 Trader

Grumman E-1 Tracer

Grumman FF

Grumman F3F

Grumman XF5F

Grumman XP-50

Grumman HU-16 Albatross

Grumman J2F Duck

Grumman S-2 Tracker

Lockheed 14

Lockheed Lodestar

Lockheed Hudson

Martin B-10

North American NA-44

North American O-47

North American P-64

North American T-28B/C/D Trojan

Northrop YC-125 Raider

Piasecki H-21

Polikarpov I-16

Ryan FR Fireball

Sikorsky S-58/HUS/HSS/H-34

Vultee V-1

  • From Wikipedia