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The Brewster Aeronautical Corporation was a 1940s failure of the American aviation industry. Events and trends The 1940s were dominated by World War II, the most destructive armed conflict in history. ... ...


It started existence as an aircraft division of Brewster & Co., a company that originally sold carriages and had branched into automobile bodies and airplane parts. In 1932, Jimmy Work, an aeronautical engineer, bought the division for US$30,000 and created the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation. Brewster started out making seaplane floats and wing panels, but with the hire of chief engineer Dayton Brown, it embarked on its own designs. It operated three aircraft plants: Tourists in a vis-a-vis, Prague The classic definition of a carriage is a four-wheeled horse-drawn private passenger vehicle with leaf springs or leather strapping for suspension, whether light, smart and fast or large and comfortable. ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... A DeHavilland Single Otter floatplane in Harbour Air livery A seaplane is an aircraft designed to take off and land (correctly, though less commonly, alight) upon water. ...

Brown's first, in 1934, was a two-seat scout-bomber, the Brewster SBA, which first flew in 1936, but subsequently the Naval Aircraft Factory built them, with the designation SBN-1. The SB2A Buccaneer was a followon design that first flew in 1941 and was also used by the RAF, who named it the "Bermuda". Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... Newark (), nicknamed The Brick City, is the largest city in New Jersey and the county seat of urban Essex County. ... Warminster Township is a township located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The SBN was a three-place mid-wing monoplane scout bomber built by the Naval Aircraft Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Naval Aircraft Factory (NAF) was established by the United States Navy in 1918 at Philadelphia in order to assist in solving the problem of aircraft supply which faced the Navy Department upon the entry of the U.S. into World War I. The Army’s requirements for an enormous... The Brewster SB2A Buccaneer was a single-engined mid-wing monoplane scout bomber built for the US Navy. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Royal Air Force (often abbreviated to RAF) is the air force branch of the UK Armed Forces. ...


A design in 1936 for a carrier-capable monoplane resulted in the Brewster F2A (nicknamed "Buffalo" by the British), which was chosen over a biplane version of the F4F Wildcat. The Buffalo prototype handled well in 1938 tests, and the Navy ordered 54. However, production was slow, at least partly due to an inefficient factory in Queens, New York, and the Navy ended up ordering Wildcats too. 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A monoplane is an aircraft with one main set of wing surfaces, in contrast to a biplane or triplane. ... The Brewster Buffalo, or Brewster F2A, is a fighter aircraft that was the first monoplane to equip a U.S. Navy squadron. ... The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the standard carrier-based fighter of the United States Navy for the first year and a half of World War II. An improved version built by General Motors (the General Motors FM Wildcat) remained in service throughout the war, on escort carriers where newer, larger... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ...


The Buffalo was exported to Finland starting in 1939, and more were intended for Belgium, but it was taken over before deliveries could begin. The UK also got Buffalos, and they eventually ended up in the East Indies, although they did not do well against the Japanese Zeros. In the end, the Buffalos were most popular with the Finns. 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Indies, on the display globe of the Field Museum, Chicago The Indies or East Indies (or East India) is a term used to describe lands of South and South-East Asia, occupying all of the former British India, the present Indian Union, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and... Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero Model 21 (cowling removed) The Mitsubishi A6M was a light-weight carrier-based fighter aircraft employed by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1945. ...


The Navy had installed a George Chapline as president of the company, easing out Jimmy Work, in the hopes of speeding up production, but then in early 1942 Jimmy Work got rid of him, just in time to get sued for US$10 million for financial misdeeds. At this the Navy simply seized Brewster (April 1942) and put the head of the Naval Aircraft Factory in charge. 1942 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Naval Aircraft Factory (NAF) was established by the United States Navy in 1918 at Philadelphia in order to assist in solving the problem of aircraft supply which faced the Navy Department upon the entry of the U.S. into World War I. The Army’s requirements for an enormous...


When the Navy cancelled Brewster's last contract, for Corsair assembly, the company was in serious trouble. In October, after reporting a large loss, the management decided to shut down the company, and on April 5, 1946, the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation was dissolved by its shareholders. April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


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The SBN was a three-place mid-wing monoplane scout bomber built by the Naval Aircraft Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Brewster Buffalo, or Brewster F2A, is a fighter aircraft that was the first monoplane to equip a U.S. Navy squadron. ... The Brewster SB2A Buccaneer was a single-engined mid-wing monoplane scout bomber built for the US Navy. ...

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Brewster Buffalo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1280 words)
The Brewster Buffalo, or Brewster F2A, is a fighter aircraft that was the first monoplane used by the United States Navy.
The Brewster Aeronautical Corporation made a proposal, along with Grumman for the F4F Wildcat, and Seversky.
However it is alleged that the reason for the failure of Brewsters at the battle was the poor training and inexperience of USMC pilots, who attempted to enter into a World War I-style dogfight with experienced Japanese Mitsubishi Zero fighters.
Brewster Aeronautical Corporation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (403 words)
The Brewster Aeronautical Corporation was a 1940s failure of the American aviation industry.
Brewster started out making seaplane floats and wing panels, but with the hire of chief engineer Dayton Brown, it embarked on its own designs.
In October, after reporting a large loss, the management decided to shut down the company, and on April 5, 1946, the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation was dissolved by its shareholders.
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