Seversky 2PA-204A  (Republic AT-12 Guardsman)   7201


                                      The Seversky 2PA was a two-seat version of the P-35, the intent being to have accommodation
                                      for a rear gunner.   In the early 1940s Sweden ordered 52 2PAs (the Swedish designation was
                                      B 6) but, in the event, WW II broke out in Europe and an embargo prevented them from receiving
                                      more than two machines. The remaining 50 aircraft were appropriated by the USAAC, re-armed
                                      with 0.30 in and 0.50 in machine guns, and used as advanced trainers named  the AT-12 Guards-
                                      man.     In the meantime, Alexander P. de Seversky had been voted by the Board of Directors
                                      out of hi own company (don't you just hate it when Boards do that - how arrogant can you get?)
                                      and the re-organized concern was named Republic Aviation Corporation.   The AT-12 above
                                      bears the tiny serial 7201 on the rear fuselage, and this aircraft was one of those which were
                                      embargoed.  It later received the serial 41-17494 as a USAAC AT-12.    The Flygvapnet only
                                      received the serials 7203 and 7204.    The photo below shows a Seversky EP-106 single seat
                                      fighter, the Swedish equivalent of the P-35.        They were designated J 9 in Flygvapnet service
                                      and received the serials 2101 to 2160.  A further 60, serials 2161 to 2220 were embargoed
                                      and put in USAAC service as P-35A serials 41-17434 thru 41-17493.

                                   Seversky EP-106    2122