JOHAN VISSCHEDIJK COLLECTION
No. 5000. Grumman G-23 (N2803J c/n 101)
Photograph from Pratt & Whitney Canada
Built under licence by the Canadian Car & Foundry, Grumman
building 24 airframes of the 56 delivered. One delivered to the
Fuerza Aerea Nicaraguense on March 21, 1938, s/n GN-3, struck
off charge only till 1942. It was discovered in Nicaragua by J.R.
Sirmons (from Oklahoma) in 1961 and locally restored to flying
condition in the FF-1 configuration. In this form it flew again in
February 1966 and was was transferred to the US in June 1966. That
fall it was acquired by Grumman and further restored to the FF-1
configuration before being presented to the Museum of Naval Aviation,
Pensacola, Florida, on June 9, 1967.
Created January 31, 2006