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Description Criteria: F7U
Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:36:28 2016
122472 ... 122474
Vought XF7U-1 Cutlass
122472 Assigned to NACA Langley Research Center, Langley Field, VA Dec 1948.
122474 suffered engine explosion during flight exhibition at NAS Patuxent River, MD Jul 7, 1950.  Vought test
pilot Paul Thayer ejected safely, but suffered fracture to small bone at base of spine.  Aircraft
impacted on island in Patuxent River.
124415 ... 124434
Vought F7U-1 Cutlass
124429/124434 cancelled
124419 crashed on landing in Norfolk, Virginia in late October 1953.
124426 and 124427 were flown by the Blue Angels
124428 assigned to NAS Dallas, TX.  Assigned to NACA, Langley Research Center, Langley Field, VA 
Dec 30, 1952 to Mar 16, 1954.  Assigned to Naval Air Material Center (NAMC), Mustin Field, 
Philadelphia, PA.
125322 ... 125409
Vought F7U-2 Cutlass 
contract cancelled
125410 ... 125411
Vought F7U-3 Cutlass
contract cancelled
128451 ... 128478
Vought F7U-3 Cutlass
Some completed as F7U-3M and F7U-3P
128451 seen in 2005 in Fred Weisbrod Aviation Museum, Pueblo, CO
128460 crashed on final approach to NAS Dallas, Texas Dec 9, 1952 when an aileron fitting became detached.
Vought test pilot killed.
128463 "XC-01" at China Lake by Oct 1953
128465 to VX-5 by Oct 1953.
128466 to VX-5 ca 1953-54
128467 to NAF R&D Dallas by Feb 1955.
129545 ... 129676
Vought F7U-3 Cutlass
129548 (VC-3) went into flat spin Jan 20, 1955 while searching for 
a missing aircraft from NAS Moffett.  Pilot ejected safely.
129554 relegated to ground instructional use 1957 at Geiger Field, WA; purchased by 
Len Berryman of Bridgport May 1958.  Was outside at Berryman War Memorial Park, 
Bridgeport, WA for 33 years from 1958 to 1992.  Sold June 1992 to Tom Cathcart of Ephrata 
for restoration to flying condition.  Purchased by Al Casby and will be restored to flying status.
129565 was at one time on display on a pylon at Olathe NAS, Olathe, Kansas.
Now being restored for USS Midway Museum.
129568 to NAF China Lke Aug 1954
129582 derelict at Fort Lauderdale Executive for many years.
129642 on display at NAS Willow Grove, PA
129654 to VF-151 by Feb 1956
129655 at National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL.
129656 assigned to NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, NAS Moffett Field, CA Jun 10, 1955 to Oct 4, 1955.
Used for flying qualities, stability and control, and performance evaluations.
129665 to VX-5 ca 1955
129670 to VX-5 by Feb 1956
129674 to VX-5 ca 1955
129677 ... 129677
Vought F7U-3M Cutlass
129678 ... 129697
Vought F7U-3 Cutlass
129685 in Walter Soplata collection, Newbury, OH
129698 ... 129744
Vought F7U-3M Cutlass
129728 (VA-83) crashed Jul 8, 1955 after hydraulic failure near NAS Oceana.  Pilot ejected safely but
suffered severe back injuries.
129745 ... 129756
Vought F7U-3P Cutlass
136912 ... 136963
Vought F7U-3M Cutlass
Cancelled contract
136964 ... 136965
Vought F7U-3P Cutlass
cancelled contract 
139868 ... 139917
Vought F7U-3M Cutlass

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