Saturday, November 17, 2012

Another view of a P-36c

Scouting around the internet I came across a clear image of one of the aircraft that my dad had seen at Eglin or Orlando.  The pictures of the P-36c's he took are not quite clear but this one was taken during the same time period.  It also has the tail code for the 23rd Composite Group and the MM stands for Maxwell Field in Alabama. I know its somewhat confusing but this was a time when units were moved  from their home fields faster than their tail codes could be modified to reflect the change. The plane in question is painted in the same scheme that Dad saw.  It is in a wind tunnel test stand to test for aerodynamic efficiency.  All in all a clear image of a elusive aircraft.  The photo is from the Langley photo archives.

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