This pretty drawing from the 1930s shows a Brewster XF2A, drawn by aviation artist Henry Clark. The carrier is probably the USS Ranger, though the forward flight deck is a bit different from contemporary photographs. Perhaps Mr Clark (who made other drawings for Brewster) was merely anticipating the Brewster's adoption by the U.S. Navy, which conducted flight tests of the -X model in 1938. A tip of the virtual hat to Terrence Alleg, whose dad worked for Brewster in the 1930s.
Along the same line, a fascinating Japanese painting has surfaced on
eBay, purporting to show the "Christmas raid" on Rangoon, though from
the perspective of the attacking force, which has just sent a Brewster
Buffalo down in flames. See it on the
In Finnish service
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