Fairchild XNQ-1 (Model M-92)      75725


                                        Here's a rare shot.  It depicts the first prototype Fairchild XNQ-1 with an inline 350 hp Lycoming
                                        GSO-580 up 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 second
                                        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 unfortunately
                                        destroyed in a crash 1950.