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About the Chance Vought name:  Most aviation enthusiasts refer to their various aircraft designs as 'Chance Vought' or 'LTV'.  The truth is that most of their aircraft were produced under the name 'Vought' or 'LTV'.  Keep in mind that the company has been known at one time or another as 'Lewis and Vought',  'Chance Vought', 'Vought Sikorsky', 'Vought', 'LTV' and 'Vought Aircraft'.  Getting a handle on when each name was used is like trying to throw a saddle on a Mexican Jumping Bean!   Two examples will show you what I'm talking about.  The immortal Corsair was designed by Vought-Sikorsky and manufactured under both the Vought-Sikorsky and Vought names, yet we invariably call it the Chance Vought Corsair.  Exactly the same comments apply to the OS2U-1 Kingfisher floatplane that was catapaulted from battleship gun turrets.

 

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