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Brewster Aircraft Company

Brewster Aircraft Company, based on Long Island, was one of the more troubled American defense contractors of the Second World War. Its only original aircraft design, the F2A Buffalo, has been almost universally reviled by aircraft historians. Brewster also manufactured a Corsair variant, the F3A, but only 735 came off the production line. The company's productivity was so poor that wild rumors circulated early in the war that the assembly line had been infiltrated by German saboteurs. The company collapsed with the cancellation of the Corsair contract at the end of the war.

References

Tillman (1979)

Time (1942-5-4; accessed 2009-2-17)


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