Republic AT-12 Guardsman


                                     This is one of the 50 Seversky 2PA-204s which were destined for Sweden, but blocked due to
                                     the political situation in Europe in the early 1940s.  Unfortunately this Republic photo shows the
                                     aircraft devoid of any serial number or squadron identity.   Anyway, at about this time, Seversky
                                     himself was voted off the Board of his own company, and the corporate name changed to Republic
                                    Aviation.  Some AT-12s were armed with .30 machine guns.  Somewhat incredibly, one still exists
                                    and can be viewed at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California.