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1. Laurence Mitchell Burke <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2. email@example.com 3. Frode Lindgjerdet <fr-lind@FRISURF.NO> -----Message from: Laurence Mitchell Burke <firstname.lastname@example.org>----- > Message from: "Horky, Roger Karl" <email@example.com> > Actually, the PZL P.24 may not count either, as it was a > variant of the Pulawski gull-winged fighter series. That > leaves only the Mustang as an example of a warplane built for > a foreign requirement--or am I missing something? > > Roger Horky PhD Student and Teaching Assistant History > Department Texas A&M University College Station TX > > "Horky, Roger Karl" <firstname.lastname@example.org> The Mustang may be a poor example as well: My recollection is that the Mustang wasn't exactly designed to foreign requirement (though I could be wrong - it's entirely possible I don't remember the whole story). My memory is that the British wanted more Curtiss P-40's and approached North American Aviation about building them under license. The NAA folks felt they could build an improved P-40 (and, coincidentally, not have to pay license fees to Curtiss) and ended up designing the P-51A, which met with British approval. I admit the possibility that the British may have asked NAA if they could make performance improvements on P-40's that they built, in which case your notion of "built to foreign requirement" remains reasonably strong. But it turns shaky again in that the British were not seeking designs/performance/technology unavailable to their home industry, but were instead seeking aircraft in numbers beyond what their home industry was capable of at that time. Since speed of production was an issue, it was faster to purchase US designs from US manufacturers rather than get US manufacturers to retool for UK designs. Laurence Burke PhD Candidate History Department Carnegie Mellon University Laurence Mitchell Burke <email@example.com> -----Message from: firstname.lastname@example.org----- A number of WWII era aircraft seem to have been produced by US manufacturers for export with at least no immediate US orders even if they might have been prospective. The Bell P-39 Airacobra was initially ordered by the French government, with the contracts taken over by the British. The Douglas 7A, a precursor to the A-20, was also ordered by the French with no US orders at the time from what I understand. The Hudson and Ventura were developed to serve British requirements, from whom the first orders apparently came. Alexander Hill Department of History University of Calgary email@example.com -----Message from: Frode Lindgjerdet <fr-lind@FRISURF.NO>----- Dear Collegues: The Northrop N-3PB, the first contract of the factory was built on Norwegian specifications in 1940. It arrived too late face the German invasion, but 330. (N) Squadron flew them from Iceland on anti U-boat and convoy escort missions. The Armstrong Withwort Scimitar also saw service only in Norway 1935-1940. Frode Lindgjerdet, Archivist, Freelance Historian Norwegian Home Guard Frode Lindgjerdet <fr-lind@FRISURF.NO> ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----