Preserved in an external compound at Pensacola before completion of the extended US Navy museum building. The aircraft temporarily wore the serial of 121458, an early production F3D-2, but this was later corrected.
1919-built two-seat training flying boat designed by Curtiss but built by the Naval Aircraft Factory at Philadelphia. Designated MF by the USN being a greatly modified and updated version of the earlier F series. Sold out of service as NC2172. Later acquired for preservation.
This large four-engined patrol flying boat was the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic. Between 8 May and 31 May 1919 it flew from New York with intermediate stops to Newfoundland then across to the Azores and on to Lisbon and to Plymouth, England. It was returned by sea and is now preserved at the NMNA at Pensacola.