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Here is one that I think shows what lenths we were going to during the war. If memory serves me correctly, the floats were made be EDO. Back marked Wright Field, Arrow head, Still Photo Sect.

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Always searching for odd or unusual items pertaining to Aircraft Manufacturing Plant #4 in Fort Worth, Texas

 

Consolidated Aircraft - Consolidated Vultee - Convair - General Dynamics items

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That sure looks awkward --

 

Up to the outbreak of WWII sea planes and flying boats were had a very high priority with the US Navy and it looks like the Army decided they needed one too :)

The XC-47C floatplane was produced in 1943 and one source says there were five of them.

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Here's two shots of C-47C 42-92577, which started life as a C-47A-10-DK. After the war she was operated by a private owner and registered as N32PB. I have no info as to her fate...

 

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Found on flickr.com

 

 

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Found on the web

 

 

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Steve O. Reno

(formerly BlackWolf3945 here on USMF)

Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug...

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Seeking Curtiss-Wright aircraft photos, especially the P-40, P-36, & O-52...

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316th FS 324th FG

Here is one from up in Maine I believe

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"Freedom Isn't Free" US Naval Institute, Proceedings, 1997

 

 

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How about this, found in the U.K. some years ago, nobody seems to know what came of it......

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Daniel G Harries 517th PRCT Ardennes/Rhine Crossing

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Johnny Signor

some years back there was one of these at the EAA Fly In at Lakeland Florida,don't recall year but it was a site to see, especially sitting upso high on the floats it was really odd looking and eyecatching to see it!

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...the floats were made be EDO.

Yes, their full name was the Edo Model 78 Amphibious Float Gear.

(Ad of 1943)

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