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The VE-7 was the first plane to make a US carrier takeoff.
The VE-7 was the first plane to make a US carrier takeoff.

Vought is the name of several related aerospace firms. These have included, in the past, Lewis and Vought Corporation, Chance Vought, Vought Sikorsky, LTV Aerospace (part of Ling-Temco-Vought), Vought Aircraft Companies, and the current Vought Aircraft Industries. The first incarnation of Vought was established by Chance M. Vought and Birdseye Lewis in 1917. In 1928, it was acquired by United Aircraft Corporation, the first of many reorganizations and buyouts. Vought produced thousands of planes during World War II, including the iconic F4U Corsair. Ling-Temco-Vought bought Vought in 1961, and while designing and producing a variety of planes and missiles throughout the Cold War, suffered numerous reorganizations. Vought was sold from LTV and owned in various degrees by the Carlyle Group and Northrop Grumman in the early 1990s. It was then fully bought by Carlyle, renamed Vought Aircraft Industries, and continues aerospace work today. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Look up aerospace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Corsair II aircraft made by Ling-Temco-Vought. ... Chance M. Vought, born Chauncey Milton Vought (1890-1930), was the founder of the Lewis and Vought Corporation with Birdseye Lewis. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was an American fighter aircraft that saw service in World War II and the Korean War (and in isolated local conflicts). ... A Corsair II aircraft made by Ling-Temco-Vought. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... The Carlyle Group is a Washington, D.C. based global private equity investment firm with more than $58. ... The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of a 1994 merger between Northrop and Grumman. ...

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History

The Chance Vought Years 1917-1928

The Lewis and Vought Corporation began in 1917 and was soon succeeded by the Chance Vought Corporation in 1922 when Birdseye Lewis retired. A former chief engineer of the Wright Company, Chance Vought began the company to take advantage of the growing field of military and civilian aviation after World War I. Operations began in Astoria, New York and in 1919 were moved to Long Island City, New York. 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... The Wright Company or Wright & Co. ... Chance M. Vought, born Chauncey Milton Vought (1890-1930), was the founder of the Lewis and Vought Corporation with Birdseye Lewis. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Astoria, New York is a neighborhood in the northwestern part of Queens, New York. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Long Island City, New York, often abbreviated L.I.C., is an area in the borough of Queens in New York City. ...


Vought died from septicemia in 1930, but in that short time period succeeded in producing a variety of fighters, trainers, flying boats, and surveillance aircraft for the US Navy and the US Army Air Service. Vought made history in 1922 when their VE-7 "Bluebird" trainer made the first takeoff from the decks of the USS Langley, the first American aircraft carrier. Following this success came the VE-11 naval fighter and the O2U Corsair, the first of the Corsair aircraft. Sepsis (in Greek Σήψις) is a serious medical condition caused by a severe systemic infection leading to a systemic inflammatory response. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Boeing 314 A flying boat is an aircraft that is designed to take off and land on water, in particular a type of seaplane which uses its fuselage as a floating hull (instead of pontoons mounted below the fuselage). ... English Electric Canberra PR.9 photo reconnaissance aircraft CP-140 Aurora long-range patrol aircraft of the Canadian Air Force. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... The United States Army Air Service was a forerunner of the United States Air Force. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Mechanics work on a VE-7. ... Two United States Navy ships have borne the name Langley, after the American scientific pioneer Samuel Langley. ... US scout and observation aircraft A biplane scout and obervation aircraft. ...


In 1928, the company was acquired by United Aircraft and Transport Corporation, but stayed its own separate division among the likes of Pratt and Whitney and Boeing. Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Pratt & Whitney is an American owned aircraft engine manufacturer whose products are widely used in both civil and military aircraft. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is an aerospace and defense corporation headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ...


World War and Postwar Era 1930s-1960

Despite the Great Depression, Vought continued to design and manufacture aircraft at a growing pace. Soon after Chance Vought's death in 1930, the company moved its operations to East Hartford, Connecticut. Under the Air Mail Act of 1934, United Aircraft and Transportation Corp. was forced by law to divide its businesses, resulting in Boeing Aircraft, United Airlines, and the United Aircraft Corp, of which Vought was a part. In 1939 United Aircraft moved Vought to Stratford, Connecticut where their Sikorsky division was located and renamed the entire division Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft. The Great Depression was a time of economic down turn, which started after the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday. ... East Hartford (41n47, 72w37 EST) is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... The Air Mail Scandal is the name that the American press of the 1930s gave to the results of a meeting (the so-called Spoils Conference) of Postmaster General Walter Folger Brown and the executives of the top airlines, effectively dividing among them the air mail routes. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... United Airlines, also known as United Air Lines, Inc. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Sikorsky is an American aircraft and helicopter manufacturer. ...

A formation of British F4U Corsairs in 1944.
A formation of British F4U Corsairs in 1944.

Chief Engineer Rex Beisel began in 1938 to develop the XF4U, recognized by its distinctly inverted gull wings. After a maiden flight in 1940, thousands of F4U Corsairs were produced for the Navy and Marines in World War II. By the end of its production in 1952, Vought, Goodyear, and Brewster had all produced the aircraft at one point or another. Vought was reestablished as a separate division in United Aircraft in 1942. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 484 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (530 × 656 pixel, file size: 32 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Formation photograph of six British Naval Airmen in training over the Maine countryside. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 484 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (530 × 656 pixel, file size: 32 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Formation photograph of six British Naval Airmen in training over the Maine countryside. ... Rex Beisel (24 October 1893 – February 1972) was an aeronautical engineer who led the design of the Vought F4U Corsair. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was an American fighter aircraft that saw service in World War II and the Korean War (and in isolated local conflicts). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Goodyear Aerospace Corporation was the aerospace and defence subsidiary of Goodyear. ... The Brewster Aeronautical Corporation was a 1940s failure of the American aviation industry. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ...


In postwar 1949, Vought moved operations to Dallas, Texas where the former North American "B" plant was located. Initiated by the Navy, who feared having their two main aircraft manufacturers located on the East Coast posed an unnecessary risk, Vought moved 27 million pounds of equipment and 1300 employees in 14 months, a record breaking industrial move at the time. 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... North American Aviation, Inc. ...


In 1954, the company fully separated from United Aircraft and became the independent Chance Vought Aircraft Inc. Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Vought began manufacture of its F-8 Crusader for the US Navy in 1957, one of the first Navy fighters capable of supersonic flight and the Navy's last all-gun fighter. The same basic design was later revised and used for Vought's A-7 Corsair II in the 1960s, which was engaged in a variety of close support and strike missions during the Vietnam War. The F-8 Crusader (originally F8U) was a single-engine aircraft carrier-based fighter aircraft built by Chance-Vought of Dallas, Texas, USA. It replaced the Vought F-7 Cutlass. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... A United States Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in transonic flight. ... The Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II is a carrier-based subsonic light attack aircraft design that was introduced to replace the A-4 Skyhawk in US Naval service and based on the successful supersonic F-8 Crusader aircraft produced by Chance Vought. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


LTV Acquisition 1960-1990

Further information: Ling-Temco-Vought

Vought was bought by James Ling in 1961, forming the new conglomerate Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV). Yet despite the buyout, Vought Aeronautics and Vought Missiles and Space continued to develop and produce for the Air Force and Navy under the umbrella of LTV Aerospace. A Corsair II aircraft made by Ling-Temco-Vought. ... James Jimmy Ling (born 1922) is a US businessman and former head of Ling-Temco-Vought corporation. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...

Launch of Vought's ASAT in 1985.
Launch of Vought's ASAT in 1985.

By the early 1970s, LTV was struggling, and Vought suffered heavy layoffs. The first of two decades of reorganizations began in 1972 with the creation of Vought Systems by the merging of the Vought Missiles and Space and Aeronautics divisions. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (793x1050, 591 KB) U.S. ASAT (Anti-satellite) missile launch on Sep. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (793x1050, 591 KB) U.S. ASAT (Anti-satellite) missile launch on Sep. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


All of LTV Aerospace was renamed the Vought Corporation in 1976, but by 1983 the Vought company was again split along aeronautic and missile lines under LTV Aerospace and Defense. Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the 1976 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


1992 proved the end of Vought's relationship with LTV. In mid-year the aircraft division was purchased by Northrop and the Carlyle Group, each owning roughly 50% of the company. Additionally, the missile division was entirely sold to the Loral Corporation. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Northrop Corporation was a leading aircraft manufacturer of the United States. ... The Carlyle Group is a Washington, D.C. based global private equity investment firm with more than $58. ... Loral Corporation was a small Bronx defense contractor on the verge of bankruptcy when in 1972 it was acquired by Bernard Schwartz, who over the course of the next two decades built it into a major player in the global aerospace and defense industry, acquiring sixteen other defense and aerospace...


1990s to Today

Northrop Grumman, the successor to Northrop, bought out the Carlyle Group's share of Vought for $130 million in 1994. The Carlyle Group then purchased the entire company from Northrop Grumman in 2000 and established Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc., the current incarnation. It is now primarily an aerostructures subcontractor. Vought is heavily involved in the Boeing 747, Boeing 787 aircraft as well as supplying parts for the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II and the V-22 Osprey. In July 2003, the Aerostructures Corp., owned by the Carlyle Group and based in Nashville, Tennessee, merged with Vought.[1] Vought's Nashville site supplies wing components for Airbus A319, A320, A330, and A340. The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of a 1994 merger between Northrop and Grumman. ... The Northrop Corporation was a leading aircraft manufacturer of the United States. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An aerostructure is a component of an aircrafts airframe. ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized really cool looking plane, wide body, twin engined jet airliner currently under development by Boeings Commercial Airplanes unit and scheduled to enter service in May 2008. ... The F-22 Raptor is a fifth generation stealth fighter aircraft. ... The F-35 Lightning II is a single-seat, single-engine, stealth-capable military strike fighter, a multi-role aircraft that can perform close air support, tactical bombing, and air-to-air combat. ... The V-22 Osprey is a joint service, multimission, military tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and short takeoff and landing capability (STOL). ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... Airbus S.A.S. is the aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS N.V., a pan-European aerospace concern. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A320 is a short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner manufactured by EADS (Airbus S.A.S.). It was developed at the same time as the four-engined A340. ... The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engined widebody commercial passenger airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. a subsidiary of EADS. It is similar in design to the twin-engined A330. ...


Notable Vought Systems

Aircraft

US scout and observation aircraft A biplane scout and obervation aircraft. ... The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was an American fighter aircraft that saw service in World War II and the Korean War (and in isolated local conflicts). ... The Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II is a carrier-based subsonic light attack aircraft design that was introduced to replace the A-4 Skyhawk in US Naval service and based on the successful supersonic F-8 Crusader aircraft produced by Chance Vought. ... The Vought F6U Pirate was the companys first jet fighter. ... The Chance Vought F7U Cutlass (Vought V-346A Cutlass) was a U.S. Navy carrier based jet fighter and fighter-bomber of the early Cold War. ... The F-8 Crusader (originally F8U) was a single-engine aircraft carrier-based fighter aircraft built by Chance-Vought of Dallas, Texas, USA. It replaced the Vought F-7 Cutlass. ... The F8U-3 Crusader III was an aircraft developed by Chance-Vought as a successor to the successful F-8 Crusader program and as a competitor to the F-4 Phantom II.[1] Though based in spirit on the F-8 (then known as the F8U-1 and F8U-2... The Vought OS2U Kingfisher was a catapult-launched, observation floatplane. ... US Air Force Vought SB2u Vindicator. ... The Consolidated TBY Sea Wolf was a United States Navy torpedo bomber of World War II. A competitor and contemporary to the very similar TBF Avenger, the Sea Wolf was subject to substantial delays and never saw combat; only 180 of the type were built before cancellation after VJ Day. ... The Consolidated Aircraft Corporation was founded in 1923 by Reuben H. Fleet. ... The Vought XF5-U1 Flying Flapjack was an experimental U.S. Navy fighter aircraft which was designed during World War II by Charles H. Zimmermann. ... The Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) XC-142A is a tiltwing experimental aircraft designed to investigate the operational suitability of vertical/short takeoff and landing transports. ...

Missiles

A Regulus I missile at the USS Bowfin museum ship at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii The SSM-N-8A Regulus cruise missile was the nuclear deterrent weapon employed by the United States Navy from 1955 to 1964. ... --69. ... The M270 MLRS conducts a rocket launch. ...

Workshare projects

  • Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (ailerons, elevators, and rudders)
  • Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey (empennage, ramp/ramp door)
  • Boeing 747 (fuselage panels, tail section)
  • Boeing 767 (center wingbox, horizontal stabilizer)
  • Boeing 777 (spoilers, flaps)
  • Boeing 787 (fuselage barrels—Sections 47 and 48)
  • Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy (flight control surfaces)
  • Lockheed C-130 Hercules (empennage)
  • Lockheed/Boeing F-22 Raptor (stabilator)
  • Northrop B-2 Spirit
  • Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk/SH-60 Seahawk
  • Airbus A319 A320 (upper wing panel assemblies)
  • Airbus A330 A340 (mid- and outer-leading edge assemblies, mid-rear spars, center spar assembly, flaps, fairings and upper panel assemblies )
  • Airbus A340/500-600 (mid- and outer-leading edge assemblies, mid-rear spars, center spar assembly, upper panels and stringers)

The Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III is an American strategic airlifter manufactured by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, and operated by the United States Air Force, the British Royal Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force. ... The V-22 Osprey is a joint service, multimission, military tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and short takeoff and landing capability (STOL). ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engined airliner built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized really cool looking plane, wide body, twin engined jet airliner currently under development by Boeings Commercial Airplanes unit and scheduled to enter service in May 2008. ... The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a military transport aircraft designed to provide strategic heavy airlift over intercontinental distances. ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. ... The F-22 Raptor is a fifth generation stealth fighter aircraft. ... The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit is a multi-role stealth bomber able to drop conventional and nuclear weapons. ... Sikorsky is an English version of Slavic name Sikorski. ... The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a medium-lift utility or assault helicopter used by over 20 nations. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A320 is a short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner manufactured by EADS (Airbus S.A.S.). It was developed at the same time as the four-engined A340. ... The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engined widebody commercial passenger airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. a subsidiary of EADS. It is similar in design to the twin-engined A330. ... The Airbus A340 is a long-range four-engined widebody commercial passenger airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. a subsidiary of EADS. It is similar in design to the twin-engined A330. ...

Joint ventures

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Alenia Aeronautica Italian aeronautic company Alenia Difesa Italian defense products company Alenia Spazio Italian aerospace company [now called Alcatel Alenia Space] Alenia Marconi Systems or AMS Anglo-Italian electronic company Categories: Disambiguation ... Boeing Commercial Airplanes, based in Renton, Washington, is a unit of The Boeing Company, consisting of the Seattle-based former Boeing Airplane Company (the civil airliner division), as well as the Long Beach-based Douglas Aircraft division of the former McDonnell Douglas Corporation. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized really cool looking plane, wide body, twin engined jet airliner currently under development by Boeings Commercial Airplanes unit and scheduled to enter service in May 2008. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ...

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No. 02SA293. In the Matter of the Application for Water Rights of Peter Vought and the Stucker Mesa Domestic Pipeline ... (5521 words)
Vought’s application claims that he used the spring water for his livestock since 1970, and he intended since 1970 to build a house on the land and use spring water for a domestic supply.
Vought testified that he intended since 1970 to build a house on the property and use water from the springs for a domestic supply to it.
Vought argues that the Stucker Mesa applications are void, or voidable, for trespass and Stucker Mesa did not prove it can and will appropriate the water with diligence and within a reasonable time, because Stucker Mesa does not currently have legal access to the springs.
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Vought's goal was to create greater efficiencies in process planning by reducing the number of screens a planner had to navigate, providing drop-down tables that define various codes, implementing rules-based selection of data codes, and allowing access to other systems without exiting the planning system.
Vought accomplished all of these objectives with the MitemView application, and in addition, developed several other transactions within the application that aid a process planner in performing functions such as: effective code searches, illustration lookup, standard operation lookup, cut, paste and copy, and word search.
Vought developed a statement of work for the proof of concept and established ground rules and expectations for 2 suppliers being considered for the project.
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