Conceived as a catapult launched observation floatplane, the Vought Kingfisher was a compact single engine monoplane, with one large single float and two smaller floats under-wing to act as stabilisers. Operated in the scout and air sea rescue role, the Kingfisher proved to be a vital and excellent tool in locating and rescuing downed airmen and marooned sailors from the inhospitable waters of the Pacific Ocean.
The Kingfisher was the US Navy’s first catapult-launched monoplane observation floatplane aircraft. It came in both float and land-based configurations, and served as observer, anti-submarine, and rescue aircraft. A total of 1519 Kingfisher were built.
Drie uitvoeringen mogelijk;
- VOUGHT OS2U-1 KINGFISHER, VO-1, United States Navy, USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor, O'ahu, Hawaii, 7th December, 1941.
- VOUGT KINGFISHER I, Royal Navy, East Indies Station, 1943 - 1944.
Aantal onderdelen; 65.
- Lang; 127mm.
- Spanwijdte; 152mm.
Humbrol verf; 11 / 24 / 30 / 33 / 53 / 56 / 60 / 61 / 78 / 125 / 129 / 151 / 186.