Model Number :  OS2U
Model Name :  Kingfisher
Model Type:  Scout, Observation


Variations:   XOS2U-1   OS2U-1   OS2U-2   OS2U-3







Convertible to either land or seaplane, its chief function was to be as a float plane operating from battleship or cruiser catapults. U.S. Navy battleships normally carried three OS2U’s, while light cruisers of the Omaha Class carried two.  Carriers normally carried a complement of four.  For a short time, May 1940 to December 1943, OS2U’s were operational experimentally from U.S. Navy destroyers.  Kingfishers were also assigned duty with seaplane tenders, and two were outfitted for Navy admirals' use.


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