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Vought F7U Cutlass - Volume 2


An early production Vought F7U-1 Cutlass - possibly BuNo 124415, assigned to the Naval Air Test Center, prepares to launch from the USS Midway (CVA-41) - 25 July 1951.

Lots of vintage Navy Iron - a ramp shot of the Naval Air Test Center at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland - August 1950. Seen is production F7U-1 Cutlass - BuNo 124415.

A nice image of a Vought F7U-3M Cutlass - BuNo 129677, circa April 1955. The -3M model was a Sparrow missile shooter.

The first production F7U-1 Cutlass - BuNo 124415 - on the seawall at the Naval Air Test Center - NAS PAX River, Maryland, circa August 1950.

The first production Vought F7U-1 Cutlass - BuNo 124415 - assigned to the Naval Air Test Center - circa August 1950.

A Sparrow missile shooter - Vought F7U-3M Cutlass - BuNo 139904. Some F7U-3 airframes were complete to -3M standards.

A Vought F7U-3 Cutlass - BuNo 129677 - assigned to the Naval Air Missile Test Center at Poiint Magu, California - April 1955.

A Vought XF7U-1 - BuNo 124422 - circa July 1951. This Cutlass was part of the first production batch of 20 airframes.

A Vought XF7U-1 - BuNo 124422 - circa July 1951. This Cutlass was part of the first production batch of 20 airframes..

A Vought F7U-3M - BuNo 129704 - sporting four early AIM-7 Sparrow Air-to-Air missiles - April 1956. Note the censor's marks.

A Vought F7U-3 Cutlass - BuNo 129596.

A Vought F7U-3 Cutlass - BuNo 129549.

A Vought F7U-3M Cutlass - BuNo 129655 - in the collection of the National Museum of Naval Aviation.

A Vought F7U-3 Cutlass - BuNo 128454 - during carrier suitability trails aboard the USS Midway (CVA-41) - August 1951.

Vought factory reps and Navy ground crew pose in front of a Vought XF7U-1 Cutlass - BuNo 124422 - July 1951.

Vought Tech Reps with XF7U-1 Cutlass - BuNo 124422 - 1951.

The first production Vought F7U-3 Cutlass - BuNo 128451 - circa 1952.

The first production Vought F7U-3 Cutlass - BuNo 128451 - circa 1952.

An early production Vought F7U-1 Cutlass - BuNo 124417

Vought F7U-1 Cutlass - BuNo 124419.

Vought F7U-3P Cutlass - BuNo 129747. The -3P versions came from the -3 order.

With LCdr Simon Burttschell at the controls, this Vought F7U-3M Cutlass - BuNo 129700, which was assigned to NAMTC - prepares to launch on a Sparrow missile test firing - November 1954.

Vought F7U-1 Cutlass - BuNo 124422.

Vought F7U-3 Cutlass - BuNo 129640 - circa 1954.

A pair of Vought F7U-3 Cutlass fighters. In the foreground is BuNo 129564.

Vought F7U-1 Cutlass - BuNo 124419.

A Vought F7U Cutlass.

A Vought F7U-3 Cutlass - BuNo 129687 - assigned to VF-124 - circa 1955.

An armed photo-recon Vought F7U-3P Cutlass - 1954.

Vought F7U-1 Cutlass fighters as flown by the U. S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team - The Blue Angels. In the foreground is F7U-1 Cultass - BuNo 124426.

Vought F7U-1 Cutlass - BuNo 122472.

Vought F7U-3 Cutlass - BuNo 128454.

Vought F7U-1 Cutlass - BuNo 124422.

A Vought XF4U-1 Cutlass - BuNo 124415 - being hoisted aboard the USS Midway (CVA-41) for carrier suitability trails - 20 July 1951.

A Vought F7U-3 Cutlass assigned to VX-3.

A Vought F7U-3 Cutlass - BuNo 128464 - assigned to VX-3.

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