Aircraft Photo of 0253 | Grumman F3F-1 | USA - Navy | #104774
Registration / Serial:0253
Military Code:4-F-10
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman Model 11
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman F3F (G-11/19/22/32/37)
Aircraft Version:Grumman F3F-1
C/n (msn):[ 0253 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland InternationalMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KOAK   IATA: OAK   Local: OAK   Other: -
Photo Date:1937
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID: 104774
Photo Comment

One of my earlier photos, taken in 1937 and showing an early F3F from the initial production batch for the US Navy. In those Black and White photography days we always preferred a Number 10 striped plane because the black always looked best on the finished photo. Red (Number 1) would come out dark but never as dramatic.

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