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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Guess the Navy Fighter-II

F2O

8 comments:

CenterPuke88 said...

Well, the F2A was the Brewster Buffalo, and the F2F was a Grumman biplane, so it's entirely possible the F2O is something equally implausible. Could it possibly be a typo and the F-20 Tigershark? I know the aggressor squadrons used F-5's, but I don't know if they flew any Tigersharka.

Deadstick said...

Assuming that's an Oh not a zero, possibly something from Lockheed -- but the Navy, for whatever reason, grouped as many as six or seven manufacturers under one letter. Dunno.

Comrade Misfit said...

The FO was known in the Army as the P-38, if that's any help.

CenterPuke88 said...

Deadstick, Lockheed is correct. Did a little looking and the O was solely designated to Lockheed. However, the manufacturer designator was not required by the Navy, so...

On that note, the Navy didn't use O as a type/role designator either.

And no, it doesn't help much yet...but that's the game.

CenterPuke88 said...

Perhaps the F-35 "Turkey" or the P-58 "Chain Lightning"? After that, I'm outta ideas.

bmq215 said...

I'm actually gonna guess the F-35 too. I can't think of any other naval fighters that Lockheed made besides the P-38 and that, so it would logically be the second in the series.

Comrade Misfit said...

Centerpuke and bmq: Correct!

Comrade Misfit said...

An argument could be made that it would have been the F2V, as the R6O and the R7O had their manufacturer's codes changed to "V" (and the C-130 was designated the R8V).