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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:41 am 
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Hi Everyone,

So I've talked to both Scott and Geoff from Warbird directory and I'm going to do up a registry for N3N so this is what I would like to ask folks,

1) Any photos of N3N in civilian markings especially sprayers photos

2) Any information on any N3N that might be in storage or under restoration

Now I have the Bu# of every N3N that had/has CAA/FAA, and yes I have been talking with Jeff about the project.

Also, I'm planning two different books on the N3N the first one will be about every N3N tin civilian service sort of like the fortress and 25 survivor books and the other is going to be a book on N3N at the US Naval Academy and this might actually turn into a book on Naval Aviation at the Academy.

hey Scott can you please pin this thread thanks


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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.

Good Luck!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:58 pm 
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Joe Scheil wrote:
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.

Good Luck!


Not a bad idea I know for a fact that Yanks own 22 airframes with three of them restored one on gear, another on floats and a third uncovered. There "Plan" is to do a NAF/N3N factory assembly. I'll need to get the three aircraft record microfilm that has all of the N3Ns listed. (Yes Baughers list is a good start but it's incomplete)


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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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Chris Brame wrote:
Photos of the Yanks stash at Chino from 2006; not great but you're welcome to use them:
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Thank you Chris, I can now match up some of the N numbers with Bu# thank you veery much


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JohnB wrote:
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.


Very true John, I still love that scene


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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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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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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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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
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:36 pm 
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Scott Rose wrote:
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.


Scott,

I'm in the process of ordering the record card microfilm for all of the N3N so what I will do is try and make a list of all of the aircraft and email it to you.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:28 am 
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Here is a list of some of the aircraft that Yanks have,

Bu2783
Bu4480 Floats
Bu2827 Flyer
Bu1775
Bu2621 Un-covered
Bu2804
Bu2736
Bu2659
Bu4480
Bu2623
Bu1998
Bu2704
Bu2785
Bu4407
Bu4484
Bu1790
Bu1801
Bu1780
Bu2685
Bu4445

Recent photos from the yard,

[imgImageN3N by Mitchel25J (30 million + Views Thank You ), on Flickr][/img]

[imgImageN3N by Mitchel25J (30 million + Views Thank You ), on Flickr][/img]

[imgImageN3N by Mitchel25J (30 million + Views Thank You ), on Flickr][/img]

[img][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48764649692_604f1563ea_z.jpg[/img]N3N by Mitchel25J (30 million + Views Thank You ), on Flickr[/img]


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