Most of the following pictures are from the personal album of Chance Milton Vought (CMV) and were planes with which he was involved or in which he had an interest. Others are from his involvement with Aero Hydro Magazine.

To see a list of the pictures shown go to this link >

1910

The Mustard Plaster at Cicero Air Field, 1911

Sexton Monoplane at Cicero, 1911

Dwight-Lund Quadraplane at Cicero 1911 - 1912

The Beech National at Cicero, 1912

Blaney Low Center of Gravity Monoplane at Cicero

CMV comment - "Two years behind the times"

Roy Francis Aircraft at Cicero

 

Partridge - Keller biplane at Cicero

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McCormick-Romme at Cicero

McCormick Romme in San Antonio, 1912

(There is a section on Round Aircraft in the Experimental Photos Section)

Chance Vought in a Wright Model B at Cicero, 1911-1912

Day Tractor Biplane with CMV on left, Mickey McGuire to his left then DeLloyd Thompson and Andrew Drew

Cicero Airfield as taken from the air by Chance Vought in a Wright Flyer. The flat roofed hanger on the right is the McCormick Hanger.

In front of the building in the upper right was the Lunch Room shown below.

Wright Flyers in an early Air Show

Wright biplanes at Kinloch Air Field, Missouri

Wright Flyer below a Wright Flyer

U. S. Army on parade at Sam Houston in San Antonio, 1912. Picture taken from the roof of the hanger CMV was using for McCormick - Rome Umbrella Plane. Note photographer on the roof of an adjacent hanger in lower right corner of picture.

WALCO Airboat, 1913

For more on the WALCO Airboat go to this link >

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Thanks to website visitor, Holger Bergmann, this aircraft is identified after 35 years in the "to be indentified" file.

It is the Stout Batwing built by William Bushnell Stout. To read more about the Batwing and William Bushnell Stout go to this link >

Martin Convertible Aero Yacht

Helicoplane by Viscount Decazes in Villacoublay, France, 1913

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Wright Aero Boat, 1913

 

Robinson in Lillie Tractor taking off from Montreal for Ottowa

Mayo - Vought - Simplex taking off, 1914

Wright Martin Model V with 150 hp Hispano Suiza engine, 1916

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Chance Vought worked on the H-8 Curtiss Flying Boat when he was employed by the Curtiss Aircraft Company in 1916. Only one was produced and it was sold to the British. There were a number of Curtiss H Flying Boats all based on the H-4 "America" design but each with larger engines and bodies up to the H-16.

Curtiss H- 8, 1916

 

The following pictures are from an album collected and maintained first by C. J. McCarthy and then Rex Beisel. Both woked at the Bureau of Aeronatics for the U. S. Navy and later became General Managers of the Chance Vought Corporation.

Each picture is numbered, for a listing of the planes use link for reference number >

1 Original Naval Curtiss Airplane fitted with air tanks for over water flying. One seater, 8 cyclinder Curtiss motor, August, 1911

2 The first Curtiss "Hydroaeroplane", Curtiss 8 cyclinder motor, 1911.

3 First Curtiss Flying Boat, 8 cylinder Curtiss motor, Fall, 1911.

4 Burgess-Dunn Seaplane, Curtiss OX engine, 1913.

5 Richardson twin tractor seaplane 82-A. First twin engine seaplane built in U. S. Two curtiss VX 160 hp engines. Built at Washington Navy Yard October, 1916.

6 Sturtevant Seaplane, Sturtevant 145 hp engine, 1916

7 Curtiss F-Boat, Curtiss OXX 100 hp engine, 1915

8 Curtiss HS-2L with Liberty engine, 1917

9 Curtiss H-12 with 2 Curtiss V2-200 hp engines, 1916

10 Curtiss H-16 with 2 Liberty engines, 1917

11 F5-L with two Liberty engines, 1916

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12 PN-7 with two Wright T-2 engines, 1923

13 NC-4 with Liberty engines, 1919

14 Sperry Amphibian Flying Boat with Liberty engine, 1919

15 Standard Seaplane with Hall-Scott engine, 1916

16 Curtiss N-9 Training Seaplane with Curtiss OXX engine, 1916

17 Curtiss JN twin tractor seaplane with two Curtiss OX 100 hp engines, 1916

18 Boeing Seaplane with Hall-Scott engine, 1917

19 Curtiss R-3 Seaplane with Curtiss V-2 200 hp engine, 1916

20 Curtiss R-6 Seaplane with Curtiss V-2 200 hp engine, 1917

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21 Gallaudet D-4 Seaplane with Liberty engine, note propeller amidship, 1918

22 Curtiss H-a Fighter Seaplane with Liberty engine, 1918

23 Curtiss Kirkham Triplane 18-T with Curtiss K-12 400 hp engine , 1919

24 PT Torpedo Plane with Libery engine, 1921

25 Fokker Torpedo Plane with Liberty engine, 1922

26 Martin MT bomber & Torpedo Plane with 2 Libery engines, 1920

27 Martin NT Bomber with wings folded

28 Vought VE-7 with 180 hp Hispano-Suiza engine, 1918

29 Vought UO-1 with Lawrance J-1 200 hp engine, 1923

30 Vought UO-1 Seaplane with Lawrance J-1 200 hp engine, 1923

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31 Curtiss TS-1 Landplane with Lawrance J-1 200 hp engine, 1922

32 Curtiss TS-1 Seaplane with Lawrance J-1 200 hp engine, 1922

33 Curtiss CR-3 Seaplane Racer with Curtiss D-12 engine, 1923

Won Schneider Cup Race of 1923

34 Curtiss Pulitzer Racer of 1923 with Curtiss D-12 engine

Held World's Speed Record of 256.59 MPH

35 Martin MS-1 Submarine Seaplane with Lawrance L-4 60 hp engine, 1923

36 Martin MO-1, 3 seater Spotting Airplane with Curtiss D-12 engine, 1922

37 Martin MO-1, 3 seater Spotting Sea planewith Curtiss D-12 engine, 1922

38 Martin M2O-1, 3 seater Spotting Seaplane with Curtiss D-12 engine, 1923

39 Douglas DT-2 Torpedo Seaplane with Liberty 400 hp engine, 1922

40 Douglas DT-2 Torpedo Seaplane with Liberty 400 hp engine, 1922

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41 Douglas DT-2 Seaplane dropping torpedo

42 Douglas DT-4 Seaplane with Wright T-2 525 hp engine, 1923

43 SDW-1 Long Range Scouting Seaplane with Wright T-2 525 hp engine, 1924

44 Curtiss CS-1 Torpedo Seaplane with Wright T-2 525 hp engine, 1923

45 Curtiss CS-2 Long Range Scouting Seaplane with Wright T-2 525 hp engine, 1924

46 Boeing NB-1 Training Plane with Lawrance J-1 200 hp engine, 1924

The following pictures came from another album kept and maintained by the same men ( C. J. McCarthy and Rex Beisel)

For a list of the planes in the second album click this link >

Aeromarine Seaplane

Alexandria (Briggs) F Boat

Boeing C-1-F Seaplane

Boeing Model C Seaplane, 1918

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Burgess N-9 Seaplane with Hispano Suiza engine

Cox - Klemin XS-1 Submarine Seaplane

Cox-Klemin XS-1 close up

Cox-Klemin aircraft aboard submarine ready for launch

Curtiss N-9

Curtiss TS

Douglas aircraft with parachutist

NAS Pensacola experimental Seaplane

Lawson Tractor Biplane

Loening Seaplane

NAF N-1

N-1 Seaplane at NAF

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NAF PT

NW-1

PN 9 at Pearl Harbor

Sopwith Seaplane, rear view

Sopwith Seaplane side view

Caudron G-3

Vought UO-1s on USS Calfornia

Hulf-Daland-Keystone XB-1, 1918

XB-1 side, 1918

Allied Bomber in WW I

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