Aircraft Photo of N20RW / 0972 | Grumman F3F-2 | USA - Navy | AirHistory.net #43900
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:N20RW
Alternate Serial:0972
Military Code:2-MF-3
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman Model 11
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman F3F (G-11/19/22/32/37)
Aircraft Version:Grumman F3F-2
C/n (msn):370
Operator Painted:USA - Navy
Location
City / Airport:Schellville / Sonoma - Sonoma ValleyMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: 0Q3   Other: -
 
Photo Date:22 September 2012
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID: 43900
Photo Comment

This has been over a year in the planning and it finally all came together on this day. I photographed this plane in 1938 at Oakland when it was still in service with the Navy, and again here in 2012. I think that is a record for the same photographer and same plane 74 years apart.
N20RW has been rebuilt by Christopher D. Prevost, owner of the Vintage Aircraft Company at Schellville, California. He purposely painted it in the markings of my 1938 photo and it is a very accurate job thanks to the input of Rich Dann and others. It first flew in September 2012 shortly before this photo was taken.

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