A Project of the Coast Guard Aviation Association

Model: N3N

N3N-3 USCG at Floyd Bennett Field NY 1943

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 “Yellow Peril” (1940)

The Navy developed the N3N as a training aircraft in 1934. The Coast Guard acquired four of the trainers from the Navy beginning in December, 1940 by trading four Grumman JF-2 “Ducks.” The primary reason for the trade was an effort by the Coast Guard to expedite pilot training, which was expanding during this time in anticipation of war.

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