The only flying Seversky in the world
May 7, 2015 in Show Reports
I noticed in comments on the P-36C that our Swedish friends haven’t forgotten the P-35s their government once ordered that ended up in the Philippines (where one actually shot down a Zero on December 9, 1941). This is the two-seat trainer version, which was sequestered in 1941 and taken on charge by the USAAF as an AT-12. Ed Maloney obtained it from the mechanic’s school at the old Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale (along with the P-47G, P-51A, A6M5 Zero, and Me-262A) where it was used as an instructional airframe. The airplane was restored to flight status in the 1980s, and flies infrequently (there are no spare parts anywhere). It flew this past weekend with the newly-restored P-36C (there are some nice flying shots of the two over at Global Aviation Resource), someone one will never see again.
Anyway, here are the shots I took.
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