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Kitty Hawk 1/32 Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher

by Tom Cleaver on September 17, 2016 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Designed in 1937 by Rex Beisel to meet a requirement for a shipboard observation seaplane to replace the venerable Curtiss SOC Seagull, the Kingfisher was the first of Vought’s aircraft to feature spot welding of the aaluminum skin, which would […]


Building Monogram’s 48th Scale Vought OS2U Kingfisher

by Jack Mugan on June 17, 2016 in Aviation -- 24 Comments

The Kingfisher took to the air in 1938 and quickly became the Navy’s eyes of the fleet on any ship that had a catapult. I was fortunate enough to hear a talk given by one of the few who flew […]