UO-1 with water cooled Aero-Marine U-873 engine and Barrel radiator (Lampin), became UO-2

Coast Guard UO-1

UO-1s

Coast Guard UO-4

Coast Guard UO-4

UO-1 from USS Tennessee

UO-1 rigged to hook dirigible

UO-1 approaching the dirigible Los Angeles

NACA UO-1 at Langley Research Center

USCG O2U

First privately owned Corsair, an O2U-1 for Frederick Rentschler

Lt. Christian Schilt in front of his O2U with which he won a Medal of Honor in Nicaragua, notice the wider tires

O2U-3

O2U-4

O2U-4

O2Us from USS Florida

New O3U-1 Corsairs awaiting delivery to U.S. Navy

O3U

O3Us on board USS Texas

 

O3U-2

O3U-3

O3U-4

Vought Corsair O3U-6

O3U-6 Landing

OS2U

Drawing of Japanese air attack with OS2U on catapult

OS2U-1 off the catapult

OS2U Kingfisher

OS2U-1s

Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher

OS2us in Echelon Formation

Kingfisher over the Pacific during WWII

OS2U Kingfishers served in many different Allied Navys:

Australia/Dutch

The Dutch purchased OS2U-3s and had only unpacked a few in the Dutch East Indies before the Japanese attacked, what survived the Japanese attacks were sent to Australia

The paint scheme for the Dutch OS2Us

Australia

Note the difference in the markings on the Australian OS2U above and in this photo. The center in the roundel in the photo was a red ball which was removed when friendly fire opened up on an Australian aircraft thinking it was Japanese, so it was deleted thereafter. After the war the space was filled with a red kangaroo.

Chile

Chile

Chile

Cuba

A model showing the markings on the Mexican OS2U

Mexican OS2U-3

Mexican OS2U-3 from Mexican Aviation History.com

 

Note the flag on the tail. RNAF stands for Royal Newfoundland Air Force

Uruguay

Uruguay

Uruguayan Kingfisher with marking used early in the war

Rare photo of Russian OS2U, they were obtained through Lend Lease and were returned after the war

OS2us being crated for shipment to Dutch East Indies

This model shows the Dutch markings at the time

Computer created graphic of the OS2U-3

Kingfishers were reknowned for their at sea rescues

The USS Tang then destroyed and sank the Kingfisher with gunfire

2005 saw a new Kingfisher idea from Vought, read about it at this link >

 

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