AUBRY GRATTON COLLECTION
No. 8133. Vought XF3U-1 (9222) US Navy
Aeroplane Photo Supply (APS) Photo No. 2353

Vought XF3U-1

09/30/2008. Proposed to the USN in April 1932 as a two-seat fighter, a contract for a prototype XF3U-1 was awarded June 30, 1932. Flown for the first time on May 9, 1933, development was slow, with tunnel-testing at NACA Langley in November 1933. Eventually the aircraft was developed into the XSBU-1 scout bomber. View also photo 10049.

Created September 30, 2008