T-31 BuNo 75726
This is the second prototype XNQ-1
and the more common image depicting this aircraft, powered
with the 320 h.p. Lycoming XR-680-13 radial engine.
Although designed for the Navy, the
evinced an interest in it and it was then given the designation
T-31. In the event the contract
the new trainer was given in 1949 to the Beech T-34 Mentor, and
Fairchild dropped plans to
this rather nice design and concentrate on other production contracts,
such as the C-119.
seen above passed onto the civil register some time later and was
allegedly alive and
well (in 2006)
following a marathon restoration project by Don Pellegrenno of Rhome,