No. 12427. Aeromarine AS-2 (A-5613) US Navy
Aeroplane Photo Supply (APS) Photo No. 3930

Aeromarine AS-2

06/30/2014. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "Powered by a 300 hp Wright-Hispano E eight-cylinder water-cooled V-engine, the AS-1 (BuNo. A-5612) and two improved AS-2s (A-5613, A-5614) grew out of the USN's interest in the two-seat German Hansa-Brandenburg seaplane scouts used along the Belgian coast in 1918. A unique design feature of each was the low position of the vertical tail to give the gunner a clear field of fire to the rear.

Created June 30, 2014