Fairchild XNQ-1 (Model
Here's a rare shot.
It depicts the first prototype Fairchild XNQ-1 with an inline 350 hp
front. The XNQ-1 trainer was developed specifically for the US
Navy and had its
first flight from Hagerstown
on 7 October 1946. This is the first of two prototypes (the
was evaluated by the USAF as
the T-31), and was tried with two
engines, the inline seen here and
the more often photographed
version with the XR-680-13 radial. This prototype was
destroyed in a crash 1950.