Aircraft Photo of A9056 | Curtiss F9C-2 Sparrowhawk | USA - Navy | #47642
Registration / Serial:A9056
Aircraft Original Type:Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk
Aircraft Generic Type:Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk
Aircraft Version:Curtiss F9C-2 Sparrowhawk
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
Photo Date:4 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 47642
Photo Comment

In the 1930s, eight Sparrowhawks were adapted with a hook mechanism on the upper wing to test one of the more imaginative ideas in aviation history. The F9C-2s were deployed with the USS Akron and USS Macon, thereby turning these airships into flying aircraft carriers. This rebuilt example is on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center.

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