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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:59 am 
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Col. Rohr,

The N3N is a neat subject, and there is a lot of cool parts to it. Most notably to me the USN buying the rights to the R-760 and making USN engines themselves...

Small request...(not really)

IF you do a book on the N3N, why not a cradle to grave book of EVERY N3N, (only 997!) not just civilian registered aircraft? The attrition rate of military N3Ns is an important part, as would the small service history of each. See the P-61 Book by Kolln for a neat "template" of the P-61 Black Widow service histories for each aircraft.

The N3N survives in good numbers and many projects do have remnants of civilian numbers. However there may be many "spare" parts and fuselages that could be traced by build number in your research to other airframes and a book that is THE LAST WORD would be welcome.

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Photos of the Yanks stash at Chino from 2006; not great but you're welcome to use them:
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If anyone does a book, don't forget the (still surviving) " North by Northwest" N3N! The most famous N3N, and one of the most famous airplane scenes in cinema.

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there are a dozen or more airframes with stacks of wings nearby at AckChin regional airport, A39, Maricopa AZ

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:07 am 
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Matt Gunsch wrote:
there are a dozen or more airframes with stacks of wings nearby at AckChin regional airport, A39, Maricopa AZ



Can I assume that's them behind the 17 UH-60's?

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Along with the initial registry for the N3N I will put together a Forgotten Props section for the N3N.

So any service histories of these aircraft would be welcome.

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Cubs2jets wrote:
Matt Gunsch wrote:
there are a dozen or more airframes with stacks of wings nearby at AckChin regional airport, A39, Maricopa AZ



Can I assume that's them behind the 17 UH-60's?

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Not UH-60, UH-1 Hueys, and yes

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:08 pm 
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Matt Gunsch wrote:
Not UH-60, UH-1 Hueys, and yes


Weeeeellllllll, howdy! I guess they are UH-1's. Couldn't figure out who had corralled that many UH-60's.

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That paint scheme looks really great on that 1940 N-3N. Just curious, did the N3N ever have a tail hook installed for carrier training? I know they left the factory with float fittings.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:09 am 
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Col. Rohr wrote:
Mike Cavanagh aircraft, this is what Mike emailed me about his aircraft.

My N3N-3 is BU# is 1911.

That sure is a nice-looking machine. Judging by the Carvair in the background, it's at Gainesville TX?
One interesting thing, when I did a search on the FAA register, it doesn't show any details for this aircraft?!:
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... rtxt=1940N


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The webpage you want is "Fleet" from the N3N Blog.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:00 am 
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AFAIK, only three have ever been identified:

(2576) NAF N3N red/white c/s N44831 Jun09 Feb19
(2785) NAF N3N-3 N44744 fuselage Nov10 Feb19
(4455) NAF N3N N44964 Jul10 Feb19

Other N3Ns owned by the same owner include 1932/N45268, 2652/N44801, 2748/N90128, 2793/N45273, 3068/N44935.


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Col. Rohr wrote:
Matt Gunsch wrote:
there are a dozen or more airframes with stacks of wings nearby at AckChin regional airport, A39, Maricopa AZ


Hi Matt,

Do you have contact info so I could reach out to them and try to get photos and Bu#

Thanks
Rob

Rob,
Andy at Desert Rat Aviation would be the contact point. I have talked to him in the past, but that is the extent of it.

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Hey Rob, this one passed thru the other day on its way to a new owner. Ferry pilot said it was going to a private strip west of Buckeye airport.
Its this one:
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=2860

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