Aircraft Photo of 1383 | Vought SB2U-2 Vindicator | USA - Navy | AirHistory.net #55792
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:1383
Military Code:9.B.12
Aircraft Original Type:Vought V-156 SB2U Vindicator
Aircraft Generic Type:Vought V-156 SB2U Vindicator
Aircraft Version:Vought SB2U-2 Vindicator
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Location
City / Airport:Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman FieldMap
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KNPA   IATA: NPA   Local: NPA   Other: -
Collection:National Museum of Naval Aviation
 
Photo Date:31 May 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 55792
Photo Comment

This is the only SB2U extant and was delivered in July 1939, serving in patrol roles until it was transferred to Carrier Qualification Training Unit, Glenview NAS, IL. and assigned to the USS Wolverine (IX-64). It crashed a month later and sunk to the bottom of Lake Michigan, where it stayed until recovery in 1990. After restoration it is now on display at the National Naval Aviation Museum.

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