The Naval Aircraft Factory N3N was an American tandem-seat, open cockpit, primary training biplane aircraft built by the Naval Aircraft Factory (NAF) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the 1930s and early 1940s. First flight was August 1935 and the N3N was also unique in that it was an aircraft designed and manufactured by an aviation firm wholly owned and operated by the U.S. government. Nearly a thousand planes were manufactured. After the war, many were flown by private owners and agricultural companies. 

Source:   Wikipedia

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    Water version with floats.



A few N3N-3 seen on display at the Pensacola museum, USA. 

Photographed Summer 2019 by Ronald van Voorst (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

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N3N-3 c/n "2827" has a wheel undercarriage and another floated plane "2621" is seen as well. On display at the Yanks Air museum, Chino, USA. 

Photographed Summer 2019 by Ronald van Voorst (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

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A few photos of the N3N-3 c/n "3022" coded 44 with floats on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia. 

Photographed Summer 2019 by Ronald van Voorst (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

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The few plastic scale models are in 1/72 by Esoteric vacuform and Karaya. 


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