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Arthur Locust Fighter

masher47

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Buried in NARA: Coin fighter proposal to Navy. photos of model.
 

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Judging from the number of cylinders, the front engine is a Lycoming IO-720 capable of producing 400 horsepower.
 

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And the rear engine?
Perhaps Teledyne CAE J69, i.e. a licence-built Turbomeca Marbore? The shape seen in the drawing strongly resembles that of the Marbore, doesn't it?
 

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Why would the Navy need a COIN aircraft?

Also, does anyone have more information about this aircraft?
 

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Found my file of data on the Locust.. Should answer all your questions. It's ALL data no drawing..
 

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Why would the Navy need a COIN aircraft?
To stay relevant where it's at, from V-nam to A-stan?
Actually, since the Navy procures aircraft for the Marine Corps, they have been in the COIN aircraft business as long as anyone, starting with DH.4s in Nicaragua in the 1920s. Later, the Marines and Navy were the only users of OV-10s in the original COIN role.
 
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Why would the Navy need a COIN aircraft?
To stay relevant where it's at, from V-nam to A-stan?
Actually, since the Navy procures aircraft for the Marine Corps, they have been in the COIN aircraft business as long as anyone, starting with DH.4s in Nicaragua in the 1920s. Later, the Marines and Navy were the only users of OV-10s in the original COIN role.

Thanks for the information guys, I never knew that.
 
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