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Experimental Helldiver Deconstructed

25 September 2019

The deconstructed Curtiss XSB2C-2 Helldiver on the flight line of the National Naval Aviation Museum. An experiment in 1942. As it turned out, the Navy’s Seabees built airfields so quickly and aircraft carriers became plentiful that floatplane design became obsolescent—©2019 Joseph May/SlipstreamPhotography

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