by Tommy H. Thomason

Saturday, May 26, 2012

WF (E-1B) Update

I've added a brief description of the WF aerodynamic prototype and an inboard profile of the WF cabin from the mockup review to the Trader/Tracer post here:

For more on the WF (E-1), also see here:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WF (E-1) Wing Changes

In a response to a question from Mike Hazlewood ( the changes between the S2F-1/2 wing and the WF (E-1), I created an illustration that depicts the difference. Note that the outboard end of the wing center section and the inboard end of the outboard wing was completely redesigned to incorporate the Grumman sto-wing concept.

I also reorganized the original blog post,, in addition to incorporating this illustration.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Nuclear Banshees Redux

Thanks to Larry Webster of the Quonset Air Museum, I now have a better understanding of the main landing gear strut extension capability required when the nuclear stores were carried. See my update to