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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:52 am 
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Are the US Navy's floating aircraft carriers of the 1930's "Warbirds"???

Last Monday at the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center was the USS Akron's (ZRS-4) F9C Sparrowhawk:
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Why do you think they choose this insignia?
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...and in 1932
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BTW: If you haven't made a visit to the Udvar-Hazy Center you're really missing out!!! :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:44 pm 
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Thanks for the photos, I have some of my own from last fall.
Curtiss only built a total of 8 Sparrow-hawks.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:15 pm 
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Thanks! I'd have the airframe hanging from an Akron trapeze above the main floor...
A maintenance guy took the insignia pic for me. It is truly amazing what's in that museum.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:05 am 
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Here's one of my own from last Sept. I wish I could get out there a little more often.
The Curtiss Hawks are some of my favorite planes.


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