Wright, Dayton-Wright and other Wright designations

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Early types (Wright Co., Dayton, OH)

GLIDER N°1 (1900)
GLIDER N°2 (1901)
GLIDER N°3 with twin fixed rudders (1902)
GLIDER N°3 first modification with twin steerable rudders (1902)
GLIDER N°3 second modification, single steerable rudder (1902)
FLYER (1903)
FLYER II (1904)
FLYER III (1905)
HYDROPLANE boat (1907)
GLIDER (1911)


Letter system (Wright Co., Dayton, OH)

A
A version for European Tour (1908-1909)
A version for Fort Myer Trials (1908)
A version for Hudson-Fulton Flight (1909)
A military version for Army Air Service (Signal Corps No. 1)
A Transitional
B HYDRO for Navy (AH-4/6 > B-1/3)
B HYDROAEROPLANE
C
C variant with Wright Automatic Stabilizer (1912)
CH Prototype of hydroaeroplane version
CH Hydroaeroplane version
D
E
EX "VIN FIZ"
F "THE TIN COW"
G AEROBOAT
H (designation also used for an engine)
HS
HS modified version
J LONG HULL HYDROAEROPLANE
K
R
R "BABY WRIGHT" racer, short span
R "BABY WRIGHT" racer, long span
R "BABY GRAND" Gordon Bennett racer
R "HIGH FLYER" altitude record aircraft
? SEAPLANE for Navy (A-51)
? SEAPLANE for Navy (A-288/290) (Wright-Martin)
V (Wright-Martin)


De Havilland mods (Dayton-Wright, Dayton, OH)

DH-4 license-built De Havilland DH.4 for Navy (80 built, A-3245/3324)
DH-4 license-built De Havilland DH.4 for Navy (75 built, A-3384/3458)
DH-4Amb-1 ambulance conversion of DH-4
DH-4Amb-2 ambulance conversion of DH-4
DH-4 civil conversions
DH-4B license-built De Havilland DH.4B for Army
DH-4B testbeds (engine, floatation gear) for Army
DH-4B-2 license-built De Havilland DH.4B-2 for Army
DH-4B-5 HONEYMOON EXPRESS transport conversion of DH-4
DH-4BD USDA Crop Dusting Modification
DH-4BS Supercharged Engine Testbed
DH-4C
DH-4K HONEYMOON EXPRESS (or confusion with DH-4B-5?)
DH-4R NINE-HOUR CRUISER
MAILPLANEcivil conversion of DH-4 (later modified by Bellanca)
USD-9A version of De Havilland DH.9


Post-war civil aircraft (Dayton-Wright, Dayton, OH — except *)

KETTERING BUG (1918)
BULLHEAD biplane (1918)
STANDARD J-1 (no details, possibly a rebuild or subcontracting work)
RB-1 SPECIAL RACER experimental racer for 1920 Gordon Bennett race
D-1
2
T-3 CHUMMY
T-4 MESSENGER
T-5 CHUMMY
SEDAN
KT prototype
KT production (circa 1920) (later as Wright Aeronautical Corp)
OW AERIAL COUPÉ (circa 1920) (later as Wright Aeronautical Corp)
NINE-HOUR CRUISER* (circa 1920) (* Wright Aeronautical Corp)
FALKE* (* Wright-Dornier)


Post-war military types (Dayton-Wright, Dayton, OH)

FS-1 (no details)
XB-1A for Navy, also known as USXB-1A (two built, A-5974/5975)
WA-1 for Navy (A-6082)
WS-1 for Navy (A-6083)
WA/WD for Navy (A-6084/6102, all cancelled)
TA-3 military version of 'Chummy' for Army; prototype
TA-3 production batch for Army
TA-5 for Army
TA-5 special conversion for single-wheel landing gear test
TW-3 water-cooled biplane trainer for Army (Clark design)
TW-3 for Navy, probably an Army TW-3 transfered for evaluation (A-6730); became a Consolidated
XPS-1 for Army
DT-2 subcontracted Douglas design for Navy
FP-2 Forestry Patrol Seaplane for U.S. Govt.


Post-war military types
(Wright Aeronautical Corp., Dayton, OH)

M-8* for Army (* Wright-Martin)
DT-6* Douglas model for Navy (A-6581) (* Wright-Douglas)
SDW-1* modified Douglas DT-2 for Navy (A-6596) (* Wright-Douglas)
NW-1 Navy-Wright racer of 1922, biplane version (A-6543,6544)
NW-2 "NAVY MYSTERY SHIP" Navy-Wright racer of 1923, sesquiplane version, twin-floats (one converted)
WP-1 development of Dornier D-1 for Navy (A-6748)
F2W-1 racer for Navy (A-6743,6744)
F2W-2 racer for Navy
(X)F3W-1 APACHE fighter for Navy (A-7223)
F3W-1 APACHE modified in Altitude Record configuration (A-7223)
XO-3 MOHAWK Army observation prototype
 

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