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Vought SB2U-2 Vindicator dive bomber of Scouting Squadron VS-72 on the deck-edge elevator of USS Wasp (Wasp-class) at Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, Jun 1940.

Caption   Vought SB2U-2 Vindicator dive bomber of Scouting Squadron VS-72 on the deck-edge elevator of USS Wasp (Wasp-class) at Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, Jun 1940. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   NNMNA 1996.253.2139
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SB2U Vindicator   Main article  Photos  
Wasp (Wasp-class)   Main article  Photos  
Photos at Same Place Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 8 Jan 2021

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
8 Nov 2021 04:54:11 PM

Wasp’s deck-edge elevator was considered innovative at the time and led directly to a more robust deck-edge elevator designed into the Essex-class. Wasp’s elevator consisted of a platform for the front wheels and an outrigger for the tail wheel. The two arms on the sides moved the platform in a half-circle up and down between the flight deck and the hangar deck that resulted in a terrible pinching effect at either end of the lift.

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