Book Cover by: Jonathan Thompson

Lieutenant (jg) Perry and his instructor were flying Vultee SNV-2 Valiant BuNo 52067 when they ran into trouble over Lake Washington on February 29, 1944. The pilot came in high on an emergency landing due to incipient engine failure and overshot the runway. The engine cut out entirely, forcing the pilot to land the plane on the water. The pilot and his instructor escaped from the plane unharmed. The airplane and engine sank immediately and were not recovered.
From: Scret.org




Typical TRAINING SCENE    View: SAND POINT IN 1946


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Crew: Student and Instructor

Length: 28 ft. 10 in.
Wingspan: 42 ft. 0 in.
Height: 11 ft. 6 in.

Empty: 3,375 lb.
Maximum takeoff: 4,496 lb.
Engine: Prat & Whitney R-985
               -AN-1, 450 hp.
Max. Speed: 180 mph.
Range: 725 miles
Service ceiling: 21,650 ft.





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