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Brewster F2A Buffalo

Brewster F2A-1 Buffalo, 1942

Photograph Courtesy of the US Navy History & Heritage Command

Brewster F2A-1 Buffalo

  • Nation: United States
  • Type: Fighter
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1941-1945
  • Range: 1,000 miles
  • Maximum Airspeed: 301 mph
  • Crew: 1
  • Armament: 1 × 0.30 in. Browning AN machine gun and 1 × 0.50 in. M2 Browning machine gun in the fuselage. Additional 2 × 0.50 in M2s mounted in wings
  • Power plant: 1 × Wright R-1820-34 Cyclone 9, 940 hp
  • Notes: Used early in the war, the Buffalo was quickly found to be inferior to most Japanese fighters and was retired from combat service after the Battle of Midway in June 1942. Dubbed the "flying coffin," the aircraft was assigned to training duties.

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