Aircraft Photo of 37-328 | North American O-47B | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #58610
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:"37-328"
Military Code:328
Aircraft Original Type:North American O-47
Aircraft Generic Type:North American O-47
Aircraft Version:North American O-47B
C/n (msn):51-1025
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
 
Photo Date:20 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 58610
Photo Comment

The O-47 was an observation fixed-wing aircraft used by the Army Air Corps and intended as a replacement for earlier observation biplanes. Note the windows in the belly to overcome the obscured visibility from the wings for downward observation and photography. Proving flights demonstrated the O-47 was too large and heavy and it was soon relegated to duties such as towing targets and coastal patrol. This example is on display at the National Museum of the USAF as 37-328 in the markings from the 112th OS of the Ohio NG, but it is actually ex 39-112.

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